||This action-packed week will focus solely on rockets and the physics of rocket flight. After learning the model rocket safety code, you will build a number of different rockets and participate in the launching, mission control, propulsion, and recovery of the rockets you build. Campers will be divided into three groups: altitude trackers, launch preparation, and launchers. Every camper will have an opportunity to try all three.
||3-D Geometry: Let’s Build a City
||Do you love to draw and create? Do you have an appreciation for the structures and architecture around you? If so, this course is for you! Learn to draw, edit, and refine simple shapes and three-dimensional objects. Use your creativity to design a model city with pencil and paper. You don’t have to be an artist to join the fun. By the end of the course you’ll have created your very own model 3-D city. Instructor: Cordell Terry
||A Personal History Project
||Recording history is a fun and exciting way to learn about your family or friends. The subject and the historical time are important elements in creating an interesting profile in history. Do you know details of what was going in someone’s life as it relates to other historical information? Discover what achievements or facts you may not know and record them for your family. If it’s your relatives or pets, special events or just fond memories-transform them into your own individually designed Personal History Project. Instructor: Allega Coates Wallace.
||A Sticky Situation: Duct Tape Art
||Duct Tape, an art material? Yes it is! This is your chance to explore the many uses for duct tape and how you can use it to create your very own artwork. We’ll use duct tape to create 2-D and 3-D fine art pieces-both functional and nonfunctional. Learn to make items like flowers, bags, and wallets, as well as other 3-D sculptures and 2-D collages. No previous experience is necessary. The sky is the limit! Instructor: Cynthia J. Smidt, BA Art History, BA Art Education, UMCP
||Advanced Placement Readiness
||Prepare for taking Advanced Placement courses. Analyze articles, essay prompts, and sample responses, and heighten your comfort with the testing situation. Learn to support your opinions using text and data. Using logical thinking, enhance your awareness of the structure of your arguments and avoid fallacies in reasoning. Practice time-management skills. Learn ways to use calendars to make more effective use of your time. Add rhetorical strategies to your repertoire of testing skills and improve your understanding of standards found in Advanced Placement courses. Instructor: Jennifer Bauer
||Adventures in Math
||This fun-filled basic math adventure boosts your basic math skills and confidence while you have fun. Learn math tricks, play games, explore online math games, and create palindromes with addition. See how simple strategies can help with basic facts and word problems. Learn tricks to help you memorize those pesky multiplication facts. Instructor: Shirley Upchurch
||Adventures in Robotics
||Here’s your chance to explore the exciting world of robotics! Working in teams, construct and program robots, then compete in fun challenges to earn prizes. Learn the basics of design and programming and get hands-on experience in making your robots “see” and move. Invite your friends and family to come on the last day of camp to cheer you on at the final competition and awards party! No previous experience in robotics necessary. Instructor: Randall Grove
||After Care for Summer Youth Programs
||After Care offers caretaking services for children after the summer program day ends. The children are provided with a safe and relaxed environment in which to enjoy a variety of activities. Staff continuously strive to keep the program activities flexible and appealing. There are a limited number of spaces available, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
||Aggressive Learning I for High School Students
||Are you a successful high school student? Are you afraid of feeling overwhelmed with the amount of homework in high school? You study hard but you don’t make the grades that you achieved in middle school. If you are experiencing this type of frustration, you should take this course. Learn strategies from an IRT and Team Leader. Learn how to better manage your time, trick your teachers, and work smarter. You are already working hard—now learn how to study efficiently and experience success. Don’t fail simply because you’re transitioning into High School.
||Aggressive Learning I for Middle School Students
||Are you a successful middle school student? Feeling overwhelmed with the amount of homework? You study hard and you still aren’t making the grades that you feel you can? If you are experiencing this type of frustration, take this course. Learn strategies from an IRT and Team Leader. Learn how to better manage your time and work smarter. You are already working hard! Learn how to study efficiently and experience success in middle school.
||Aggressive Learning I for Students Entering Middle School
||For students entering 6th grade. I have never met a student who didn’t work hard! I have however met students who didn’t work smart. Do you want to make a successful transition into middle school? Are you afraid of feeling overwhelmed with the amount of homework in Middle School? If you achieved good grades in elementary school but are now worried, you should take this course. Learn strategies from an award winning Middle School Content Specialist Teacher. Learn how to better manage your time, trick your teachers, and work smarter. You are already working hard - now learn how to study efficiently and experience success in Middle School. Let us help you transition with ease. Instructor: Don Milner
||Aggressive Learning II for High School Students
||This course is specially designed for students who have had or are currently enrolled in Aggressive Learning I. Learning objectives reinforce the study skills taught in Aggressive Learning I and give specific study strategies for each core content area, like science, math, social studies, English, and foreign language. Learn tried and true study strategies that help you improve your academic standing. Learn the science behind learning and what motivates you to learn new information. Instructor: Don Milner
||Aggressive Learning II for Middle School Students
||This course is specially designed for students who have had, or are currently enrolled in, Aggressive Learning I. Learning objectives reinforce the study skills taught in Aggressive Learning I and give specific study strategies for each core content area, like Science, Math, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Language. Learn tried and true study strategies that help you improve your academic standing. Learn the science behind learning and what motivates you to learn new information. Instructor: Don Milner
||Aggressive Learning II for Students Entering Middle School
||For students entering 6th grade. If you have taken or are currently enrolled in Aggressive Learning I, this class is a great next step for you. Learning objectives reinforce the study skills taught in Aggressive Learning I and give specific study strategies for each core content area, like science, math, social studies, English, and foreign language. Learn tried and true study strategies that help you improve your academic standing. Learn the science behind learning and what motivates you to learn new information. Instructor: Don Milner
||For students who will take Algebra I in the upcoming school year. Topics covered include exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
||For students who will take Algebra II, Algebra II with Analysis, IB AAF in the upcoming school year. Topics include linear equations, systems of equations, quadratics, clever factorizations, complex numbers, graphing, functions, sequences and series, special functions, exponents and logarithms. Prerequisite: Algebra I.
||All ABUZZ About Math
||Are you interested in advancing your math skills while exploring a variety of manipulatives? Using math manipulatives help you to understand math ideas and build confidence in math reasoning. Make math interesting and fun while answering questions and solving problems. You’ll learn to sort, classify, sequence, compare, and graph using numbers, shapes, and other objects. Instructor: Dawn Leinson
||Anatomy and Physiology in Diversity
||Throughout time, no issue has been of more interest than learning about our origins. Where did we come from? What did our ancestors look like? Where did they live? Explore information underlying recent ideas on human evolution and examine the evidence that links modern humans with other higher animals (primates). Learn to describe the parts of a modern human skull and distinguish between the skulls and the skeletons of modern male and female humans and apes. Come prepared to dissect animal parts—including eyeballs, heart, stomach, lungs—and learn their functions. Not for the squeamish!
||Calling all cartoon fans and budding authors! Learn to use your imagination to create stories and bring them to life. Learn how to use computer programming and animation to create characters, scenes, and even your own sound track. If you like to create and have fun while you learn, then this class is for you! This course provides a foundation in computer literacy skills and concepts while exploring elements of literature. Flash drives provided. Instructor: Dawnielle Allen
||App Adventures! The Next Level
||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! Create a mobile game app and explore more in-depth programming concepts. The option to publish will be offered to every student, but final decisions on publishing are the sole discretion of Apple, Amazon, or Google. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smart phone or tablet.
||App Attack! Make Your First Game App
||Explore the App universe and create your own mobile application or mobile game! Explore the world of phone-based and tablet applications. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and games, you will also see firsthand how the world of App’s publishing functions. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smart phone or tablet.
||Architectural Design: An Introduction
||Explore the design and construction of residential and commercial buildings. Review the historical aspects of civil engineering and architecture as well as current innovations being made in the industry today. This is a math and science based class and aligns with the new federal education initiative of promoting S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in today’s classrooms. This class is also a project- based course which allows you to become a problem solver and learn from others’ ideas. Instructor: Marcus Lee
||Before Care for Summer Youth Programs
||Before Care offers caretaking services for children before the summer program day begins. The children are provided with a safe and relaxed environment in which to enjoy a variety of activities. Staff continuously strive to keep the program activities flexible and appealing. There are a limited number of spaces available, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
||Biology: Life In The Ocean
||Marine Biology is the study of marine life. Examine marine organisms from each of the major oceanic zones. Both live and preserved specimens will be available for observation, experimentation, or dissection (preserved only). Develop a greater appreciation and understanding of marine systems, specifically the role these representative organisms play in the ecosystem. Particular attention will be paid to the anatomy, reproduction, and ecology of representative organisms. Many of the labs will be messy. Not for the squeamish!
||Biotechnology and Diversity
||Biotechnology and diversity of organisms go hand in hand. Biotechnology allows scientists to establish diversity. In recent times biotechnology techniques have enabled crime solving, paternity testing, cloning of cells leading to reproduction without male gametes, production of insulin for diabetics, and growth factors. Learn to extract DNA and solve paternity puzzles using agarose gel electrophoresis/DNA fingerprinting. Solve other genetic problems and bone mysteries. Master microscope use and care and discover the various organisms that share our planet. Develop critical thinking as you study world cultures through video workshops.
||Breaking Bricks - LEGO Hacks and Mods
||This LEGO workshop breaks the mold, literally, for novice and experienced LEGO builders. Learn to fuse, cut, cast, and hack totally custom parts for your unique LEGO and DUPLO projects. Emphasis is on how LEGO works as an alternative building material and safe use of tools and materials. All projects go home with you. This is an original design course—no kits are used and no commercial plans are followed. All supplies are included, but you are encouraged to bring your used plastic bricks for hacking, modding, and upcycling.
||For students who will take AP Calculus (AB or BC) in the upcoming school year. Topics covered include continuity, limits, derivatives of functions, and their applications. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus.
||Cartooning, Comics, and Manga
||Explore the many forms of cartoon drawings (caricatures, one-panel sight gags, editorial cartoons), comic strips/books (superhero comics, adventurous illustrations, westerns, sci-fi, and detective comics), long-form illustrated narratives (graphic novels, non-fiction subjects), and Japanese manga. Apply your powers of observation and imagination to a variety of projects: creating original characters, designing pages, drawing caricatures, making flip books, and developing a comic strip/book. You will be encouraged to experiment with various drawing media and techniques. Instructor: Ellen Vartanoff, freelancer for Marvel & D.C. Comics or Coral Anderson
||Chin Up, Girl!
||“You can’t do that. You’re a girl. You’re not strong enough. You’re a girl. You’re too emotional to be taken seriously. You’re a girl.” Tired of hearing those words? Tired of feeling like you have no place in society? Tired of being told your dreams will never come true simply because you’re a girl? Young ladies, it’s time to overcome the stereotypes. Discover your voice, what you stand for, what you believe in, and what truly makes you happy. Learn strategies to ease school stress, embrace leadership, and promote healthy friendships. Enjoy activities such as yoga, dance, and aerobics. But most importantly, get a chance to speak openly about topics such as puberty, health, family, culture and peer pressure, and self-esteem. Instructor Natalie Blank, a certified personal trainer and dance teacher will remind you to keep your chin up, girl! Instructor: Natalie Blank
||Step Right Up....Step Right Up...Be Amazed, Be Amused, and Be Excited to see what life is like under the Big Top! Take a turn on a tight wire! Walk on stilts! Learn to juggle! Explore the world of a circus performer—the traditions and the feel of being under the Big Top. Take part in a non-competitive and challenging art form that combines physical activity with cultural arts. Activities include acrobatics, juggling, improvisation, stilt walking, tight wire, and other circus experiences. Improvements in hand/eye coordination, balance, and self-confidence are just some of the benefits of this camp. Instructor: Michael Rosman, a graduate of Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College and veteran of many circus performances in both traditional American and Cirque style shows. Michael and his coaches have more than 20 years of experience teaching circus skills. Sneakers and comfortable clothing required.
||Color Confidence and Accessorizing
||Learn about the psychology of color and how it affects moods. Gain confidence in bringing color into your surroundings. Learn how to use your collection of objects to accessorize a room and give it your personality. Learn to assemble pictures on walls or make wall displays. Make a shoebox room to scale, showing your new skill of using color and accessorizing. Join this exciting class to discover valuable information that all designers use when decorating or staging. Instructor: Denise Fennell
||Computer Animation with Macromedia Flash
||Learn how to draw and animate using Adobe Flash CS4, a very popular web-based animation software. Learn about the tools of the trade for graphic and web designers. Get hands-on experience using top-of-the-line software to create frame-by-frame animations and “tweened” animations with sound and special effects. Learn basic animation concepts and procedures used by professional animators such as easing in, pose-to-pose animating, and straight through animation. Learn about character design and illustration to create your own character in an animation. Instructor: John Overman
||Computer Animation with Macromedia Flash - Advanced
||Continuation of the computer animation class using Flash. Build on the understanding of working with Flash software to build bones in characters for complex movement and for rapid production of animations. Topics include scene design and processes in animation. Learn to produce interactive media and Web-based interactions and animations in class. A working knowledge of Flash or completion of Computer Animation with Macromedia Flash required. Instructor: John Overman
||Computer Programming Camp for Boys and Girls
||Want to explore how to design and program your own animations or even create your own games? In this class, you will learn the basics of a scripting language so you can create your own animated characters and direct your own cartoons. Have fun while learning important mathematical and computational ideas. Learn to think creatively and work collaboratively as you create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art—and share your creations on the web. Instructor: David Hill
||Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Using Autodesk Inventor
||Learn to develop 3-D solids, parts, and assemblies using Autodesk Inventor. Explore the basics of CADD as a replacement for drawing and designing with pencil and paper. Start by drawing, editing, and refining simple objects, and progress to highly complex three-dimensional, interactive models. Autodesk Inventor is the engineering and manufacturing software used by Montgomery County Schools for all engineering programs. Instructor: Marcus Lee
||Cooking It Up with Kids
||Learn to use fractions and measurement concepts, vocabulary, and reading to perform a task and complete a set of directions for a recipe. Create a wonderful snack or meal without using an oven, while reinforcing math and reading concepts and strategies. Get a copy of each recipe made in class to take home and make again later. These recipes can be used as an after school snack or fun for the whole family to make together. Learn the proper way to handle food and utensils to keep safe. Note: There will be no use of raw foods or sharp objects in this class. Instructor: Terri Miller
||This action-packed program is bubbling over with classic experiments and crazy concoctions. Perform spectacular hands-on activities using real tools. Witness stunning demonstrations and join in inquiry-based discussions. You will learn and apply the concepts and techniques just like a real chemist. Crazy Chemworks is the perfect introduction to elementary chemistry.
||Create a Fictional World
||Do you love to read and write stories? Are your favorite stories the ones that take place in “worlds” of their own? If you love science fiction and fantasy like Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Eragon, this class is for you! Go behind the scenes of some of literature’s most famous fantasy/sci-fi settings, and create one of your own. Develop a “world” journal that will help you establish the rules of your own special fictional place. Design your world’s geography, history, weather, plants, animals—even the people. Then just add stories! You’ll do some writing, plus lots of hands-on activities like building a 3-D map, creating a diorama, and sculpting a creature or person from your “world.” Instructor: Julie Castillo
||Creative Speaking and Writing
||Learn to create an impressive presentation that informs, persuades, inspires, and conveys a compelling message. Through practice and feedback, master the techniques for delivering consistent, successful presentations. Create powerful visual aids to add impact, and learn the tools and techniques needed to grab and hold the interest of an audience. Overcome your public speaking fears and gain confidence to deliver polished presentations of any kind. Instructor: Nekesha Price
||Crime Scene and Chemistry
||Mad Science introduces you to life in the form of cells and organs and to how the science behind life can help you solve a crime! Discover the secrets behind batteries and design marshmallow molecules! Conduct electricity and power a Mad Science whirligig. Experience blood pumping through the heart and air moving through the lungs. Use ooey-gooey ingredients to build a model cell and use your own traits to decode and decipher your DNA.
||Join us for a one-week Cybersecurity camp at Montgomery College, Germantown for middle school students entering grades 7-9. If you are interested in the growing field of Cybersecurity, then this camp is for you! This experience provides hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) along with Cybersecurity topics. Learn to apply the basic concepts of programming, forensics, cryptography, and program management through a series of gaming, modeling, and simulation activities which explore the interconnections of science, math, technology, and computers.
||Debate: Conversation, Persuasion, Competition
||Are you outspoken? Do you like to debate and persuade others to agree with your opinion? If the answer is yes, then this class is for you! Come join us and learn the proper rules for debating and participating in Socratic Seminars. Through research and practice you will learn how to effectively prepare for a debate, clearly state your ideas, and develop a persuasive speech. Complete some writings, watch some videos, and learn to identify various types of speeches and debates. Even learn the techniques for speeches used by the President of the United States. By the end of class, you will make a video of yourself making a speech or participating in a debate. Have lots of fun while improving your reading, writing, and speaking skills. Instructor: Nikki Harrison
||Digital Art with Photoshop
||Learn painting and drawing techniques in Photoshop. Master digital image manipulations, retouching, applications of filters, and picture preparation for the web. Instructor: Anatol Woolf
||Digital Game Design and Creation 1
||Learn to design your own board game and strategy game using GameMaker software. Uncover why award-winning games are successful, and how the design is taken from concept to final product. Share your ideas with other students while playing new games and learning about the different types of games. Create your own design of a game, produce the basic elements, and test the game while playing with other students. Instructor: John Overman
||Digital Game Design and Creation 2
||If you have taken Digital Game Design and Creation 1, or have a working knowledge of GameMaker software functions, this class is an excellent next step to create your own computer games on a computer. Students interested in gaming and how interactive computer games work will investigate different topics including background and sprite animations, variables, and basic digital game structure. Find out how to develop your game concepts and strategies, and test them on your friends in the class. Learn to set complex, interactive game controls and actions while having fun! Instructor: John Overman
||Digital Media Arts/Photoshop and Illustrator
||Explore contemporary digital art techniques for creating prints and art for the Web. Learn to use imaging tools and processes to create modern portraits, illustrations, and commercial/advertising art. An introduction to Adobe PhotoShop CS4 and Adobe Illustrator CS4 will include layers, tools, and file formats. Learn to import and export files from devices like scanners and cameras. Produce a variety of unique works of art. Instructor: John Overman, 2007 curriculum design lead for the School Board-approved digital art curriculum for MCPS
||Earth Space and Beyond
||Mad Science invites you to decipher the world around you. As young astronauts, we will explore the mysteries of the solar system. How do astronauts live and work in space? The sun, moon, and stars are only a few of the things that must be dealt with on this Mad Science space mission! Use Morse code to send secret messages to your friends. Learn the basics of water pollution, acid rain, and the benefits of solar energy. Recycle your own garbage to make your very own paper to take home!
||Writing is one of the most important skills needed to succeed academically. Learn some of the practical skills for effective writing. Practice writing and gain confidence in recognizing and correcting grammatical errors and understanding the fundamentals of sentence structure, punctuation, and word usage. Learn techniques for generating divergent ideas for compositions and story writing. Instructor: Anita Blank
||Engineering: An Introduction
||Invention is the process of turning ideas and imagination into devices and systems. Innovation is the process of modifying an existing product or system to improve it. Learn to design, construct, test, and evaluate a model. Refine and modify your original ideas to perfect the model. Explore the steps involved in design, and experiment with the different sequences used to create design. Instructor: Randall Grove
||Eureka! The Inventor’s Camp
||Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp designed for you-the Inventor! Overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors, and the most important thing of all: your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot, and assemble a working light saber to take home. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun!
||Everyone’s A Star
||Experience first hand what it’s like to work with a team to put on a play that’s fun and educational at the same time. Go through auditioning, rehearsing, creating costumes, putting on make-up, gathering props, building sets and, finally, performing, all within the boundaries of fun and direction. Each student gets an on-stage part, and is part of the performance process. Fun guaranteed. ACTORS: Please dress comfortably for each rehearsal; wear shoes that have backs (for safety); and bring a small, healthy snack (ex. fruit or pretzels) and a water bottle with your name on it. Instructor: Natalie Blank
||Experience the Smithsonian
||Explore the heart and art of Washington D.C.. Travel by subway to the American Art Museum, the Hirshorn, the National Gallery of Art and many more. We’ll talk about color, contrast, shape, texture, and themes and take advantage of educational programs. As a special bonus we’ll wander behind the scenes at the John F. Kennedy Center. Please bring your lunch and your walking shoes as we will visit two museums a day! Instructor: Mary Margaret Delaney
||Experimentamania is a cornucopia of experiments! Uncover the vital role that science plays in detective work, examine the science behind popular toys, and get a buzz out of the amazing world of insects! As a Mad Scientist, explore Earth science, weather phenomena, and experiment with some kitchen chemistry! Learn to build your own Mad Science machine and create your very own short, animated cartoon!
||Explore the Magic of Reading, Writing, and Technology
||Authors of children’s books often include in their stories hidden meanings, a mystery, amazing facts, or an interesting effect through art. Come explore these fascinating books by a variety of authors including Chris Van Alsburg, Eric Carle, and Mary Pope Osborne. Improve your reading and writing skills while adding a touch of technology to enhance your author study. Instructor: Shirley Upchurch
||Explore Timeline Writing
||Have you ever been trapped, lost in your own thoughts, while trying to put your ideas on paper? Are you an aspiring writer, designer, musician, computer specialist, artist, or even scientist? Join us for an exhilarating, hands-on experience. Learn how to apply a unique shorthand method for organizing, analyzing, designing, and implementing creative or scientific methods. As an added bonus, design your own project using the skills you learned. Come prepared to create a project with a topic area or interesting idea in mind that will test your own smarts. Instructor: Allega Coates Wallace
||Financial Fitne$$ for Teens
||Have you ever wanted to buy an iPod, iPad, or a video game, but couldn’t afford it? Here is your chance to learn how to use your allowance wisely, buy the things you want, and still have money in the bank! Participate with your friends in many exciting activities, including financial bingo and Jeopardy. Play skill-building board games like Real-World Math which unlocks your goal-setting, savings, and money management skills. On the last day, show what you’ve learned by competing with your classmates in Team Financial Horse Race. Invest in this special program today and learn to manage your money like an expert. This dynamic program meets State and National Personal Finance Standards.
||Free To Be ME
||Do you sometimes have trouble getting along with your friends and classmates? Learn social skills and techniques for improving your relationships with others using games, activities, books, and role playing. If you want to learn how to initiate, build, and maintain positive social relationships—this is the class for you. Instructor: Dawn Leinson
||Funky Forces and More
||Play engineer, chemist, and stunt pilot as you experiment with Funky Forces! Investigate physics fundamentals and bring your scientific mind to basic magic tricks. As a Mad Scientist, you’ll be shocked by what you learn about electricity, blown away by your experiments with air pressure, and swept away by the excitement of working with waves!
||Don't miss this one-of-a kind maker offering, combining tangible computing, traditional crafts, and programming. Combine bits and atoms in two projects--one based on light and another based on movement. Work alongside experienced engineers and artists to create unique, functional, and whimsical electronic objects using programmable microcontrollers, freeware, sensors, motors, LED’s, wood, plastic, and real hand tools. No experience needed--perfect for young artists who want to experiment with digital design, or emerging engineers who want to express their creativity or go beyond plastic brick robotics! All tools and materials provided.
||For students who will take geometry or honors geometry in the upcoming school year. Topics covered include properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and development of mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.
||Germantown Baseball Summer Camp
||The Montgomery College Germantown Baseball Camp stresses the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing, base running, and all of the important aspects of the game. All levels of abilities are welcome. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be stressed. Campers will be placed with their appropriate level of play. Come join us at Gryphon Park for an exciting week of baseball, swimming, games, and fun. Head Coach: Dan Rascher. Whole day or half day camps
||Getting Ready for Kindergarten
||Are you entering kindergarten in the fall? Want to get a head start on learning to interact and socialize with other children in an educational classroom environment? We will focus on reading, writing, and mathematical skills which are commonly learned in the kindergarten classroom. Join us to have fun while preparing for the going to elementary school. Instructor: Lisa Rule
||Explore the wonderful world of the Internet. Create and publish a website with your signature personality! Design with pro tools like Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop, as well as Wacom pen tablets. Make your website come alive with animations created in the powerful motion graphics world of Adobe Flash. Create stunning, high-resolution 3D game environments and characters. Using the intuitive tool set featured in Autodesk Maya, the software package used in top game development and film studios, build your own 3D models and characters, and receive an introduction to character animation. Instructor: Jo Belvea-Doerrman
||II Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians
||The Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians will enhance students’ musicianship and technical ability. The camp will include ensemble practice, performances, and orchestra rehearsals for students in grades 4-7. In addition, students will experience music history, theory, and sight-reading through hands-on sessions. The camp will end with a concert open to the public. Note: Music History content will be different from last year’s camp. Camp faculty: Pablo Saelzer, Jorge Orozco, Maria Montano, and Seth Castleton. Participants must have taken private lessons for at least three years and should be able to read music. Musicians will be placed in chamber group according to ability level as well as in a string orchestra. All participants should bring their own lunch-bag and snacks. Contacts: Maria Montano at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jorge Orozco at email@example.com
||Intensive Creative Writing Workshop
||Are you a self-motivated writer? For students entering grades 7-9. This course will not focus on a particular form of writing, but rather on developing and pursuing creative and original ideas for writing in any genre. During computer time you will work on developing pieces that interest you. Writing games and exercises will focus on specific issues. Each day will include a group critique that looks at the specific issues of what you are working on. This class stresses learning to talk about writing like writers and to read like writers. Discussions of structure, rhythm of language, good word choice, imagery, ways of communicating, where ideas come from, and the publishing world and how it works will all be included during the class. Bring your lunch. Instructor: Sallie Lowenstein
||Interior Design Basics
||Have you ever wanted to redecorate/redesign a room but did not know exactly where to begin? This class is for you. Learn the elements and principles of design and how to get started on your room make-over. Learn color basics, furniture arrangement, and how to complete a design board. Instructor: Denise Fennell
||i-Rock: Create Digital Music, Video, Songs, and Podcast
||Rock, rap, hip-hop, country...everyone loves to listen to their favorite songs, but until now only a few could create them. With the digital revolution everyone can rock out even if you have never played an instrument! Create songs, podcasts, or music videos using tools like Garage Band and other mass media software, explore the basics of song composition, editing tracks, and create a music video. Student created songs, music video, and podcasts will be hosed on the Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
||It’s Up for Debate
||Learn the many skills and procedures for holding an orderly and lively debate. Learn to conduct research that will help you to present an informed argument. Learn how to properly support and defend a point of view. View an argument from all sides, not merely from a single perspective. Practice public speaking and learn to work successfully in a group environment. Instructor: Kraig Bauer
||JAMZ Basketball Camp
||For kids entering grades 3-6. The Montgomery College Germatnown JAMZ Basketball Camp stresses the fundamentals of all the important aspects of the game: speed, agility, footwork, conditioning, offensive and defensive ball handling, shooting, passing, and dribbling. All levels of abilities are welcome. Preparation, dedication, hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship will be stressed. Come join us for an exciting week of basketball, games, and fun. Head Coach James Fowlkes
||Jazz Academy Advanced JAM Workshop
||This one-week instrumental Jazz workshop is designed for advanced high school and college students who want the direct exposure and opportunity to study with preeminent visiting and touring artists. Students will study traditional and modern combo music and will be encouraged to write original music. The workshop will focus on enhancing improvisation, performance, and band leadership skills, as well as theory and jazz idiom. There will be a culminating concert at the end of the workshop.
Admission to the JAM workshop is by audition only: Students must submit a video to be considered for admittance to the workshop. Deadline for submitting the video is Wednesday, July 31st. Students must register for the workshop before they submit the video. The audition video must include 3 selections. Artist submission can include accompaniment by a rhythm section or play along, or can be unaccompanied. At minimum the selections must include a blues, up tempo swing and a tune of your choice. The video submission must not exceed 8 minutes. The video must be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuition payments will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the workshop.
||Joy of Art: American Gothic - the Art of Rural America
||Explore the richness of the American tradition of rural art, ranging from Grandma Moses to Andrew Wyeth to Grant Wood. We will create our own expressions of life in the country, on the farm, and in the forest. Instructors: Anne LeVeque and Nina Russell
||Joy of Art: Greek Mythology in Art
||The ancient Greek traditions are still living in the world of art today. We will learn about the different periods of Greek art, listen to the stories from mythology, and create works of legendary beauty.
||Joy of Art: The Art of the Wild, Wild West
||We will get our inspiration from the traditional cultures of the American West along with the settlers of the American frontier. Cowboys and ranchers, the Little House books, Remington and Russell, Navajo, Sioux, and Apache, all provide context for our creative expressions of life in the old west. Instructors: Anne LeVeque and Nina Russell
||Joy of Art: The Final Frontier - the Art of Outer Space
||Boldly go where no artist has gone before! We will look at art ranging from Van Gogh to the Hubble photographs and create works of art that illustrate our love affair with space. We’ll fly to the moon and meet some aliens! Instructors: Anne LeVeque and Nina Russell
||Joy of Art: Urban Art
||Explore the art of the city. From architecture to graffiti-style cartoons, from sidewalk art to grand monuments, we will create expressions of city life in a variety of media. We will look at artists such as Keith Haring, Diego Rivera, and David Macaulay. Instructors: Anne LeVeque and Nina Russell
||Jump-n-Flip P0M and Dance Group
||Join us in our Pom and Dance camp to learn the fundamentals of Pom performance, dance technique, and flexibility training. Topics include proper Pom motions, jumps, turns, leaps, and kicks. Invite your family and friends to our closing event—our Pom Performance Party! This is one camp you cannot afford to miss! Instructor: Stephanie Dews-Fowlkes
||Junior Writing Institute
||Learn about exciting writing techniques that will encourage you to develop and deepen your writing pieces. Construct more complex sentences through the use of specific questioning. Strengthen your skills in word choice, including the use of adjectives and adverbs. Learn to use pictures and your surroundings to develop greater sensory word vocabulary. Explore interesting and new approaches to paragraph structure and development. Become an imaginative author! Instructors: Natalie Barna and Katie Sims, National Board Certified Teachers acknowledged as outstanding teachers of writing
||Keyboarding for Computers
||It’s not too soon to learn basic keyboarding skills. Don’t get caught in the hunt-and-peck method trap! Using state-of-the-art computer tools, learn correct finger position so you will be an efficient computer operator. One student per IBM-compatible computer. Instructor: Laurie Cohen or Jodi Mailman
||Lego® Films and Stop Action!
||Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in LEGOs or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family.
||Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! Create your own LEGO universe, characters, and adventures in an interactive 2-D Video Game. Everyone is welcome in this one-of-a kind class. At the end of the program, leave with a LEGO 2-D game that can be shared with friends and family and will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website. Games are only compatible on PC computers, while Mac versions can be created after the program for a small conversion fee.
||Lifestyles of the Satisfied and Happy
||Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? Most career planning focuses on getting what you want rather than exploring what might make you satisfied and happy. Learn to design a balanced life while keeping your perspective. Expand on who you are by developing your personal profile. Learn how your personality, values, developing skills, and life passions influence your career and life decisions. To make wise choices, you must establish and consolidate your identity and set goals based on who you are becoming. Consider your ideal lifestyle, and learn to creatively consider how you want to live before choosing a career path. You might just discover your "dream" career. You too can live the Lifestyle of the Healthy, Happy and Successful! Instructor: Cassandra Morris
||Make It Go! - CARS
||Experiment, invent, and fabricate unique wooden and plastic cars. Under the guidance of experienced woodworkers, you will design, fabricate, modify, and race a series of wooden models and self-propelled rolling vehicles. Learn to safely and accurately use professional hand woodworking tools to cut, shape, sand, and apply finish to your projects. This course engages busy hands and developing imaginations in making durable wooden toys that last a childhood and experimental vehicles that spark the imagination. Perfect for you if you love to build with real tools!
||Make it Go! FLYING MACHINES
||Design, build, and launch zipline racers, copters, and rockets! Girls and boys become aviation engineers by safely and accurately using hand tools to fabricate working models using wood and plastics. Create a wooden plane model, experience wind tubes, propeller power, and high pressure air propulsion! Perfect for developing imagination, design, and hand skills; everyone takes home three original, high quality flying machines. Family members are invited to attend our Friday TOP SECRET launch party! Perfect for you if you love to build with real tools!
||Make Your First 3-D Video Game
||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 classes. Learn the physics behind 3-D game design and explore event scripting, level design, controlling flow of game play, and story telling. This course is designed for young adults who have the desire to focus on game design in high school or college. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
||Make Your First Video Game
||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 you’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 Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are compatible on PC computers. Mac versions can be created after the program for small conversion fee.
||Manners Are Cool! Etiquette Camp
||Manners are cool! Join this class for exciting, hands-on experiences that help you to become self-confident and build leadership qualities. Activities include topics on Social Etiquette: making a WOW impression and building self-confidence in social settings; Communication Skills: using tools for effective communication, including learning to make telephone/cell phone calls and proper texting etiquette; Table Manners: learning the proper skills to feel comfortable in any dining situation, whether at home or away; and much more. You’ll receive a certificate of completion and a workbook for additional practice at home. Don’t miss this chance to learn that manners are cool! Instructor: Patricia Minor
||Master Your Presentations
||Wow your classmates! Learn to write and present your speeches using the latest technology. Work individually and in small groups. Learn to inform, persuade, and entertain while mastering Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher, and Inspiration software. Instructor: Anita Blank
||Mastering Writing Techniques
||Are an avid reader or a serious writer? Do you want an opportunity to master your writing skills? This course will teach you the techniques you need. Examine samples of children’s books by famous writers. Learn how they use figurative language to create masterful works of art. Share ideas and critique works by your peers. Then, create your very own masterpiece. Instructor: Anita Blank
||Develop math skills in logic and problem solving with challenging activities and games. A variety of hands-on activities will sharpen mathematical wits and deepen critical-thinking, problem-solving, and logical-reasoning skills. Have fun with math, use calculators and computers, play with math games, and explore real world mathematics problems. Graphing projects, manipulatives, cooperative activities, and learning math through art are included. Instructor: Anita Blank
||The magic of mathematics is everywhere! Explore a variety of math concepts through computers, hands-on activities, games, and books. This adventure will weave through many topics of math to improve math skills. Understanding concepts, using strategies, and solving problems increase math competence. Instructor: Kathryn Lippincott
||An outreach program that brings mathematicians into direct contact with pre-college students. These students, and sometimes their teachers, meet with a mathematician or graduate student in an informal setting, after school or on weekends, to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics. The goal is to get the students excited about the mathematics they are learning, and to give them a setting that encourages them to become passionate about mathematics. Instructors: Dr. Zhou Dong and Ellen Terry
||Did you know that every time you throw a pair of dice or play cards you are relying on mathematical probability? Did you realize that when you bake your favorite recipe, measurements are involved? Even ordering a pizza can lend itself to a variety of mathematical applications, besides fractions. This course is for any math student who wants to experience the many fun applications that mathematics play in our everyday lives. Instructor: Terri Miller
||Learn how the legislative branch of our government functions. Learn how our congress works and the basics of how laws get passed. Do research in an effort to come up with a law you’d like to get passed. Defend and debate your bill and the bills of your classmates to get the legislation with the proper merit passed through Congress. This will surely be the part of the class that you will enjoy the most. Don’t miss it! Instructor: Kraig Bauer
||Music Private Instruction, ten 30 minute sessions
||Private instruction in either piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, percussion, drum set, or voice for ten 30 minute sessions. Lessons are taught by faculty members who excel in their craft of teaching and performing. The schedule of all lessons will be arranged with the instructor. Music lesson schedules are flexible.
||Music Private Instruction, ten 45 minute sessions
||Private instruction in either piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, percussion, drum set, or voice for ten 45 minute sessions. Lessons are taught by faculty members who excel in their craft of teaching and performing. The schedule of all lessons will be arranged with the instructor. Music lesson schedules are flexible.
||Music Private Instruction, ten 60 minute sessions
||Private instruction in either piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, percussion, drum set, or voice for ten 60 minute sessions. Lessons are taught by faculty members who excel in their craft of teaching and performing. The schedule of all lessons will be arranged with the instructor. Music lesson schedules are flexible.
||My Money MatterZ - I
||Jump-start into lifelong financial responsibility! Boost yourself above most adults by discovering money smarts in this activity-packed class. Learn basic economics: how to make and spend money, how it works in the real world, and what it’s good for. Develop personal responsibility and practical knowledge while having fun with games, stories, and big ideas like human capital and opportunity cost. Now is the best time to begin understanding money to create a lifetime of financial peace. Sign up now and bring your friends along too! (This program meets State and National personal finance standards.) Instructor: Afarin Homer
||NASA: Academy of Future Space Explorers!
||Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring the excitement and wonder of space down to earth in the NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers. This is your chance to explore the farthest reaches of our solar system! Become a rocket scientist as you build your very own model rocket and discover the science behind space travel as you watch it blast off. Experience how it feels to work in space as you and your crew team up to build a model space station. Take-home projects include Skyblazer II Rocket, Shuttle Copter, Lightning Launcher, Keplers Cube, Cosmic Chronometer, and more!
||Come and make a splash in the art world while you learn drawing and painting basics, tricks, and techniques. Let your imagination fly and your creativity shine through as we experiment with watercolor and acrylic paints. We’ll create amazing realistic paintings, mosaics, and musical paintings! All you’ll need to bring is your enthusiasm and a smock. Instructor: Cynthia J. Smidt, BA Art History, BA Art Education, UMCP
||For students who will take Math A, B, C, or IM (or other similar courses) in the upcoming school year. It is also a good review course for future Algebra I students. Topics covered include order of operations, decimals, fractions, percents, pattern, relations, and introduction to functions. Questions from Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools, MATHCOUNTS, and AMC 8 are also covered in class.
||Are you skilled at recognizing patterns? Do you enjoy the challenge of solving math problems? If so, this course is for you! Get the tools you need for success. Come and learn problem-solving strategies, solve math riddles, and explore number patterns. Learn the fundamentals of Pre-Algebra through math games, word problems, and hands-on activities. Get ahead of your peers and have fun while learning. Join us in getting Pre-Algebra Power! Instructor: Cordell Terry
||For students who will take Pre-Calculus, honors Pre-Calculus, IB Pre-Calculus, or IB Math Studies. Topics covered include trigonometry, vectors, sequences, and series. Prerequisite: Algebra II.
||Psych: What It All Means
||The taste of watermelon-the memory of your birthday-the wonder of optical illusions-the meaning of dreams-understanding this is all made possible through psychology. In this hands-on class, learn the regions of the brain and construct a model brain. Discover and test the functions of the five senses. Create optical illusions, learn the stages of sleep, and explore the meaning of dreams. Learn ways to improve your memory and discover techniques to train people and pets. It all happens here in “Psych: What It All Means.” Don’t miss it! Instructor: Jennifer Bauer
||Raptors Basketball Camp
||Elevate your game! The MC Raptors Basketball Camp focuses on fundamental skills such as shooting, ball-Handling, individual moves, rebounding, screening, and passing. Players will be divided based on age and ability level. Scrimmages will be played to practice all of the important aspects of the game. Each camper will receive a camp T-Shirt and a chance to win prizes. Campers should bring appropriate clothing, their court basketball shoes, and non-perishable lunch and drinks.
||Travel to many exciting places through the magic of books. Reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills will be increased through discussions, writing, and art projects. Come journey through the adventures of reading! Instructor: Natalie Blank
||Red Hot Robots
||Learn about the uses of robots in the world. Spend time playing with our supercool, red hot robots. Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home to “live” with you. Topics you will explore during this fun camp include robot concepts, robot basics, robot building, red hot robots, and robotic science. These are only a sample of some of the activities that you will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order, but each of these topics will be included at some point in the camp.
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||Rockville Summer Soccer Program
||The Montgomery College Men’s Soccer program stresses the fundamentals of speed, agility, and foot-skills development. Scrimmages are played to practice all of the important aspects of the game. All levels of abilities are welcome. Head Coach: Pedro Braz
||Rockville Tennis Clinics
||Students will be taught fundamentals and strategies depending on their level of play. We will include tennis drills, games, and match play. Please dress comfortably with tennis shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Bring a tennis racket and a water bottle; balls will be provided. Some rackets are available for sale. Come to the tennis courts at the Rockville campus prepared to learn tennis for a lifetime of fun. All tennis classes will be taught by Montgomery College men’s and women’s tennis coach and USPTA pro Bob Finney, and his staff. For more information, call Bob at 202-680-3268 or e-mail at RFtennis4u2@yahoo.com.
||Science in Motion!
||Discover how things move with science. Take apart pellets to see what an owl cannot digest! View the world through a camera obscura that you make yourself. Join a team of camper engineers and build bridges, domes, cubes, and pyramids. Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults, and simple machines. Make your own sidewalk chalk, crystal gardens, and chromatography dyed T-shirt.
||Delve into STEM with a variety of hands-on science activities. Create experiments, produce graphs using the computer, learn about Dependent, Independent, and Controlled variables, plus more while having fun learning about the scientific process. Instructor: Shirley Upchurch
||Secret Agent Lab
||Suspects! Schematics! and Sleuths! Connect the dots using science to help solve a crime in this hands-on investigation of the science of sleuthing. Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis and fingerprinting detection. Enhance your recall and observation skills and learn how to use spy equipment.
||Senior Writing Institute
||Explore various forms of story structure, paragraph organization, figurative language, poetry, and idea development including the use of a personal writer’s notebook. Master strategies and techniques which will expand and enhance their writing pieces. Instructors: Natalie Barna and Katie Sims, National Board Certified Teachers acknowledged as outstanding teachers of writing
||Learn to harness heat energy, learn the science behind cotton candy, and explore the properties of both light and color. As a Mad Scientist, you will experiment with magnets and examine curious optical illusions. Learn to mix chemicals to make your own slime and analyze its properties! You will get to know your taste buds better and witness a hair-raising demonstration of static electricity! Take home an awesome project and home lab with fun facts and exciting experiments to do with Mom and Dad.
||Shapes and Solids
||Shapes and solids can be the most fun and naturally engaging aspect of mathematics to explore. As you learn about the structure of shapes and space, you build on what you already know about the world around you. The most effective way to learn about the idea of shapes and solids is through active engagement with toys, blocks, puzzles, manipulatives, and drawings. So, let’s have fun with geometry. Join us for games, art projects, and “walking trips” around campus that will help us to recognize the different parts of shapes and solids. Learn the differences between shapes and solids...how they are the same and how they are different. Learn the parts that make up shapes and solids, i.e vertices, edges, sides, and bases. But wait there is more—fun with rays, lines, angles, diameter, and radius. Instructor: Kathryn Lippincott
||Smart Money for Savvy Teens I
||Make your home in the world of investment and personal finance! You’ve heard that people make or lose millions in the stock market. Why and how? How do “individuals,” “bonds,” and “mutual funds” work? How can you use them to grow your money and secure your future? Explore these topics and more in a hands-on class designed to find the fun in financial fundamentals. Discover how sweet it is to taste the challenging, mystifying, exhilarating world of high stakes money. Don’t just sit there...sign up! This course meets State and National Personal Finance Standards. Instructor: Afarin Homer
||Does your emergency sewing kit include conductive thread, LEDs, and programmable hardware? No? Well, it’s about time you create some Soft Circuits! Learn to apply basic principles of electricity, electronics, and hand and machine sewing to creating durable soft objects and wearables that emit light, make sound, and survive the wash! Learn how to create and follow patterns, cut, sew, and design circuits and prototype from schematics. No experience necessary. You’ll create two awesome pieces to build your skills, then choose from a number of projects to make and take home!
||SOS for High School Students
||Learning good study habits now will lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult. SOS is designed to provide background knowledge, resource materials, and suggestions that will relieve academic distress and help you optimize your success as a lifelong learner. This course is academic relief at your fingertips!! Learn to use academic and practical tools to increase your likelihood for success, including organizational tools, time management techniques, test preparation and test-taking strategies, note-taking guidance, and personal responsibility tips. Instructor: Don Milner
||SOS for Middle School Students
||For students entering grades 7-8. Learning good study habits now will lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult. SOS is designed to provide background knowledge, resource materials, and suggestions that will relieve academic distress and help you optimize your success as a lifelong learner. This course is academic relief at your fingertips! Learn to use academic and practical tools to increase your likelihood for success, including organizational tools, time management techniques, test preparation and test-taking strategies, note-taking guidance, and personal responsibility tips. Instructor: Don Milner
||SOS for Students Entering High School
||For students entering 9th grade. Learning good study habits now will lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult. SOS is designed to provide background knowledge, resource materials, and suggestions that will relieve academic distress and help you optimize your success as a lifelong learner. This course is academic relief at your fingertips! Learn to use academic and practical tools to increase your likelihood for success, including organizational tools, time management techniques, test preparation and test-taking strategies, note-taking guidance, and personal responsibility tips. Instructor: Don Milner
||SOS for Students Entering Middle School
||For students entering 6th grade. Learning good study habits now will lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult. SOS is designed to provide background knowledge, resource materials, and suggestions that will relieve academic distress and help you optimize your success as a lifelong learner. This course is academic relief at your fingertips! Learn to use academic and practical tools to increase your likelihood for success, including organizational tools, time management techniques, test preparation and test-taking strategies, note-taking guidance, and personal responsibility tips. Instructor: Don Milner
||Spectacular Sculpture: Plaster, Clay, and Wire, Oh My!
||If you like to experiment, this class is for you! Join us as we explore the stupendous world of sculpture and its many different forms! Learn to work with clay, wire, and plaster, just to name a few. Bring your imagination, a smock, and leave with your own precious works of art. Instructor: Cynthia J. Smidt, BA Art History, BA Art Education, UMCP
||Super Software Mania
||Do you want to maximize your time and effectiveness in school? Come learn about the three most commonly used programs in school and beyond—Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Learn to use these programs by the creating your own fictional business in this exciting program! Design a budget for your business by finding real-world information on the web. Create flyers to advertise your business. Design a presentation about your business to show to potential ‘investors.’ Other topics like effectively searching the web and how to use image editing programs will also be covered. Instructor: David Hill
||Table and Chair Building Workshop
||Master craftspersons guide you, the guild members, through the design and fabrication of a well-crafted, durable and attractive chair or work table. Develop your own design and create a measured drawing and plan of procedure. You will safely and accurately, measure, cut, shape, plane, shave, sand, drill, and join furniture-grade materials using traditional hand tools. Emphasis is placed on workshop math, measured drawings, plans of procedure, project management, detailing, and topcoat/polychrome finishing. The FutureMakers mobile lab, equipped with professional workbenches and tools that are scaled to fit young makers, is available to all participants. Chairs or tables are finished with a durable, natural topcoat and ready to take home on the last day!
||The Beginning Gardener
||Get your hands dirty in this fun-filled course by creating a container herb garden. Plan, care for, and watch as your herb garden grows, and within a matter of a few weeks, your garden will produce fresh herbs that can be used to make soups, salads, pizza, and a variety of other foods really delicious. And the best part: your herb container garden requires very little space! All materials included. Instructor: Babette Couser
||The Sticker Lab
||Stickers aren’t just for kids—they are an industry! Learn vector illustration and digital signmaking from experienced graphic designers. From your personal laptop workstation, use industry standard vector graphics software and commercial vinyl cutters to develop and produce a line of custom vinyl graphics and stickers to sell, trade, or keep. Draft a microenterprise plan—your digital drawings, photographs, and scanned artwork can become the beginnings of your business selling real vehicle graphics, professional grade decals, or awesome stencils. Software, digital file storage, hand tools, and all vinyl materials included.
||The Table and Chair Guild
||Master craftspersons guide you, the guild members, through the design and fabrication of a well-crafted, durable, and attractive high quality table and chair combination. Develop your own design and create a measured drawing and plan of procedure. You will safely and accurately, measure, cut, shape, plane, shave, sand, drill, and join furniture-grade materials using traditional hand tools. Emphasis is placed on workshop math, measured drawings, plans of procedure, project management, detailing and topcoat/polychrome finishing. You will go deeper into the design, personalization, fabrication, and technical aspects of design/build, and produce working scale models of your projects. The FutureMakers mobile lab, equipped with professional workbenches and tools that are scaled to fit young makers, is available to all participants. Chairs or tables are finished with a durable, natural topcoat and ready to take home on the last day!
||Theatre Arts and Design
||Have you ever seen a play and wondered how that amazing set was built? How those costumes were put together? How they made the makeup look so real? Have you ever wanted to try creating those things for yourself? Then, look no further! This course is designed for you! Explore the theatre arts and learn the basics of costumes, makeup, and scenery. Work on individual and group projects such as designing costumes for a play of your choice, putting on stage makeup, and drawing three-dimensional sets. A brief history of theatre will be given and you will be encouraged to develop both your skills and imagination. Instructor: Natalie Blank
||Vision + Adventure
||Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? The answers to those questions can at times seem very simple and at others be an extreme challenge. People who know who they are are or are becoming, and what they want in life have a better chance of achieving their idea of success, and living a healthy lifestyle. Learn processes that you will be able to use again and again throughout your life. You might just discover your "dream" career. Learn to become the producer of The Adventurous Journey of You, while having fun. Instructor: Cassandra Morris
||Vision + Personal Profile
||Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? Become a profiler on the adventurous journey of self-discovery. Expand on who you are by developing your personal profile. Learn how your personality, values, developing skills, and life passions influence your career and life decisions. Learn processes that you will be able to use again and again throughout your life. You might just discover your “dream” career. Instructor: Cassandra Morris
||Learn the basics of watercolor painting. Focus on developing watercolor techniques as an introduction to classical training in painting. Work on observational paintings and learn how to control the balance between water and paint to make paintings that are vibrant and lifelike. Final artwork will be discussed and critiqued. Instructor: Anatol Woolf
||Web Design Camp for Girls/Boys
||The worlds of web and visual arts collide in this cutting edge introductory course. Learn to make your own website and how to take professional pictures and import them to your site. Explore the basics of color theory and make your website pop with dynamic animations created in Flash®. Create anything from a basic web page to an innovative, artistic site with interactive functions. Then publish your vision online to share with friends, family, our summer web camps, and the world to see! In order to publish your projects on free web space, you will need an e-mail account prior to the first day of class. Please remember to keep your password in a safe place. Instructor: David Hill or Karen Giacopuzzi
||What’s Cooking? The Little Chef’s Cooking Series
||Great cooking begins with basic understanding of preparation and techniques. Work side-by-side with other students in a fun, hands-on environment, led by Chef Instructor Indigo, to create and cook up some fantastic recipes! During this action-packed week, you will learn kitchen basics, how to read recipes, nutritional value of foods, food groups, serving sizes, kitchen safety, safe food handling, and the “MY PLATE” concept. Through group discussions and activities, learn about foods from diverse cultures and share food adventures with classmates. Learn to prepare a variety of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Create a mini-recipe book to take home. All ingredients, materials, and kid-safe tools are provided. Food Allergy Disclaimer: Chef Indigo will make every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for individuals with food allergies. In addition, any ingredient used within the recipe with possible allergen-containing ingredients will be highlighted. However, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods (ingredients) that will be used throughout the course in some of the recipes may be prepared in facilities where nuts or nut oil are processed and/or manufactured. Please consider the risks of participation in this course if you have any known type of food allergies. Instructor Babette Couser
||Whose Line Is It Anyway?
||Do you enjoy watching “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Do you ever wish that you could be a pro at improvisation, just like those actors? Well, look no further! Join us and learn the secrets behind great improv, as well as techniques to become better at the craft of acting! If you want to learn how to develop characters, play cool games, and ace your future acting auditions, this course is for you! Breathing techniques, method acting, and film analysis will also be reviewed. What are you waiting for? Sign up today! Instructor: Natalie Blank
||Become a woodworker by completing your apprenticeship! This hands-on traditional woodworking class develops fundamental “learning by doing” skills. Under the guidance of experienced shop professionals, you will complete three high quality personal projects—an elegant hardwood cutting board, a beautiful gift box, and an indestructible multipurpose toolbox. You will be introduced to fundamental “maker skills”: following plans, accurately using tape measures and rules, carefully marking, cutting, drilling, and shaping with hand tools. Every project is skillfully sanded, personalized with applied wooden features, and protected with traditional hand-rubbed finishes to last a lifetime.
||Writing for the SAT
||Prepare for the writing section of the SAT. Analyze typical SAT essay prompts and sample responses, and heighten your comfort with the testing situation. Learn to support your opinions by using your own experiences and readings to accomplish the task of writing to a persuasive prompt. Using logical thinking, enhance your awareness of the structure of your arguments and avoid fallacies in reasoning. Practice writing the parts of an essay, composing entire essays, and revising and evaluating your own writing and that of your peers. Increase your ability to write in timed situations. Add rhetorical strategies to your repertoire of writing skills and improve your understanding of standard English usage through direct instruction and practice. Instructor: Jennifer Bauer
||Writing Just for Fun
||Do you enjoy creative writing? Do you like taking flights of fancy? Multiply your fun in this class, where you can spark the imagination of your classmates by helping to develop amusing short pieces with other budding writers. You’ll play some writing games, create small pieces on your own, and also get lots of new story ideas for your personal enjoyment. Since you help select the writings we do each day, you can sign up for either section I or II of Writing Just for Fun, or you can sign up for both. The sections are independent of each other. Bring a snack for break time—but no peanuts, please. Instructor: Geraldine Knasko Green
||Young Artist Program
||Paint focusing on a mood using color and movement. Finger paint and other mediums will be available for these large expressive paintings. Next design a collage and write a paragraph about your theme. The session will end with using air dried clay or sculpty to create dragons, aliens, roses, or whatever sparks your imagination. We’ll be using acrylic, tempera, and finger paint, so bring a smock or old t-shirt because when having fun things can get messy. Join us, bring your imagination, and let’s have fun being creative! Instructor: Myra Maslowsky.
||Your Tiara’s Crooked
||Empowered girls become successful women. There are times when it’s all about you and times when it’s all about others. The trick is to learn that what matters most is what you think of yourself. Learn tips for building and/or maintaining inner-trust, ideas that boost self-esteem, and navigating social situations. Engage in activities designed to promote inner awareness, and body and overall confidence. Explore your life’s potential and increase your ability to turn a bad day into a good day and a good day into a great day. Oh yeah, while you're at it, learn to look into the mirror, reach high, and straighten those tiaras! Instructor: Cassandra Morris
||Zip, Zap, Boom
||Race around the sciences in this exciting series of classes. You will experiment with animal calls and take a trip to the bottom of the sea to see how marine life adapts to harsh conditions. Pop, jump, and flip into kinetic energy during Energy Burst, and build your own robotic arm. Everyone will get to Mix It Up during our crazy chemistry class.