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2014 Class Schedule and Fees
All classes are listed by date and time.
Registration closes one week prior to class start date.

 

Week 1 (June 16-20)

Week 2 (June 23-27)

Week 3 (July 7-11)

Week 4 (July 14-18)

Week 5 (July 21-25)

Week 6 (July 28-August 1)

 


Week 1 (June 16-20)

 

Star Wars and the Roman Empire

Whether a film critic or a history buff, this class is for you. You’ll discover the history behind Star Wars and its creator, George Lucas. Learn how the plot of Star Wars mimics real-life history in Rome roughly 2,000 years ago. This class will  recognize and discuss the huge impact this film had in the world not only in the late 1970s but also upon its return as another huge hit in the 1990s. Join us as we delve into history, and may the force be with you! Please note that Rebel Alliance or Galactic Empire attire is optional!  

Price: $85

Instructor: Dan Quiggle

10 years and up, June 16-20, mornings

 

Surviving the Outback        

This outdoor, hands-on class will take place in the Penn State Behrend Outback. Participants will learn wilderness survival skills, shelter building, fire making, and basic hunting and stalking.

Price: $85       

Instructor: Tim Lucas 

8-12 years, June 16-20, mornings

 

Roller Coaster Physics NEW         

Why do we like to ride rollercoasters? Many people think it’s for the thrill of speed. But for most people it's actually the twists, turns, drops and spins that keep us in line for hours to experience mere minutes of excitement. Learn about forces, energy transformation and mass relationship using the K'Nex building system to construct a large rollercoaster. Experience first-hand the design considerations in building a safe but thrilling ride. A behind the scenes trip to Waldameer will be the capstone of the course.     

Price: $90       

Instructor:Todd Talbot

10 years and up, June 16-20, mornings

 

Videography 101: How to Make a Movie NEW     

"Experience “behind the scenes secret techniques” that are used in movie creation and gain the knowledge necessary to create your own fun, high quality videos outside of the classroom using basic video equipment. Participants will get hands on opportunities with a variety of tools to include; digital video cameras, basic stage lighting, sound equipment, back drops and green screens. Participants will create a short video using editing software and can choose to appear on screen or work behind the scenes to create this “epic” production. Filming will take place indoors and outdoors. Outdoor aerial work will be via an RC Quadcopter equipped with a Gopro video camera.

Price: $170     

Instructor: Chuck Dill 

10 years and up, June 16-20, All Day 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Beginner Model Rocketry   

Explore the exciting world of model rocketry. Following strict safety rules, participants will build a reusable model rocket  they will launch during class and then again at home. Participants will design their own launch system which will include a wooden launch pad and electronic ignition system. Family members will be invited to watch participants successfully launch their rockets on the final day of class.    

Price: $90       

Instructor: Ed Beck    

10-12 years, June 16-20, afternoons

 

Storm Chasing 101  

Learn about various types of storms, such as snow storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes. Discover how to spot severe storms by viewing cloud formations and using Doppler radar. We'll study tornado-chasing and end the week with a field trip to the WJET-TV studios and weather offices.  

Price: $105     

Instructor: Tom Atkins           

10 years and up, June 16-20, afternoons

 

 

Week 2 (June 23-27)

 

Build-It-Better Games         

Learn and use engineering principles to design and create projects that meet new challenges in a competitive environment. Build towers that climb the highest, build catapults that throw the farthest, build a hover craft that glides to the target, and build a slingshot that shoots the sharpest. Participants will build all projects themselves using simple materials. After construction, each student or group of students will enter their creation into a competitive challenge, where points will be earned by the performance of their project. The top performers for each day will win prizes and a grand prize will be awarded at the end of the week.

Price: $85       

Instructor: Glenn McKnight and Brian Devore          

10-12 years, June 23-27, mornings

 

When the Whole World Was at War          

Are you a history buff? Did your grandparents or great-grandparents live through World War II? Join us as we travel back in time to examine this profound period in history. We'll examine the risks, the “what ifs,” and the major players—Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin. We'll research Nazi propaganda, the Holocaust, and weapons of mass destruction. You'll have an opportunity to voice your opinion during class debate. We'll even build our own plane and hold our own mock trial!  

Price: $85       

Instructor: Dan Quiggle         

10 years and up, June 23-27, mornings

 

Scrap, Stamp and More      

Come join us for a fun-filled week of scrapbooking, stamping, and more. Learn creative techniques while creating keepsakes that will last a lifetime.   

Price: $85       

Instructor: Melissa Weismiller

8-12 years, June 23-27, mornings

 

Batter Battles           

Bring on the batter! We’ll combine fun colors, flavors, and creative designs to create one of a kind delights. Learn how to bake and decorate a variety of goodies.         

Price: $85       

Instructor: Julie Vavreck       

10 years and up, June 23-27, mornings

 

From Duct Tape to Fashion Queen           

Join in the duct tape craze creating fashionable projects such as flip flops, visors and bracelets, all using duct tape.   

Price: $90       

Instructor: Terri Chulick         

10 years and up, June 23-27, afternoons

 

Making Video Games!         

Played Mario, Pokemon, or The Legend of Zelda…? Ever wonder how they're put together? This course intends to show you! Students will be given an introduction to programming and design. This class will promote critical and analytical thinking, logic and reasoning for computer systems, creativity and expression and above all, will engender an interest in STEM topics while still being fun!           

Price: $90       

Instructor: Dr. Matthew White

10-12 years, June 23-27, afternoons

 

Cryptozoology           

Spend a week in the world of hidden animals.  We'll look at the more famous cryptids like sasquatch and lake monsters, and learn the best ways to investigate their existence.  You'll learn the history of cryptozoology, famous cryptozoologists, and some "found" cryptids as we study zoology and ecology to decide just how likely it is that any of the creatures are roaming the world.  Answer that question yourself by the end of the week! 

Price: $85       

Instructor: Scott Strasser      

8-12 years, June 23-27, afternoons

 

Physics and Simple Machines with K'Nex         

Using the K'Nex system, explore the six simple machines: inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, wedge, pulley, and lever from an experimental viewpoint. Participants will build examples of the simple machines and experimentally verify mechanical advantages.         

Price: $85       

Instructor: Todd Talbot          

10 years and up, June 23-27, afternoons

 

 

Week 3 (July 7-11)

 

It's My Business with Junior Achievement          

If entrepreneurship is behind our country's economic success, then what's behind entrepreneurship itself? Can someone learn to think and act like an entrepreneur? Most definitely. This Junior Achievement program teaches students the four key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs: believing in themselves; filling a need; knowing their customer and product; and being creative and innovative.      

Price: $85       

Instructor: Jan Leonardi         

10 years and up, July 7-11, mornings

 

Golf: Beginner Level 1        

Boys and girls who are just learning to play golf will practice short-game skills like putting, chipping, and swing basics while having fun! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN CLUBS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS. Clubs will not be provided. A driver or fairway wood, a putter, a pitching wedge, and a 5-, 7-, and 9-iron are recommended. This is an outdoor class, so remember to bring your sunscreen!  Individual skill levels will be addressed.    

Price: $90       

Instructor: Jon Sedelmyer     

8-12 years, July 7-11, mornings

 

Cookie Monsters     

Did somebody say cookies? Learn how to make and decorate a variety of cookies that will make your mouth water. 

Price: $85       

Instructor: Julie Vavreck       

10 years and up, July 7-11, mornings

 

Golf: Beginner Level 2        

Young golfers with some experience will have a chance to concentrate on swing and short-game skills improvement. Golf clubs are NOT provided and must be brought by the participant. A driver or fairway wood, a putter, a pitching wedge, and a 5-, 7-, and 9-iron recommended. This is an outdoor class, so don’t forget your sunscreen! Individual skill levels will be addressed.    

Price: $90       

Instructor: Jon Sedelmyer     

8 years and up, July 7-11, afternoons

 

Intermediate Robotics         

Are you ready for the next robotics challege? Intermediate robotics will focus on design, motion, structure, power, sensors, and programming involved in building robots. Two robotics platforms will be used: Mindstorm and Vex Robotics kits.           

Price: $85       

Instructor: Paul Semrau         

10 years and up, July 7-11, afternoons

 

Step it Up! Sculpture with a Purpose!      

Want to create some unique sculpture? Give old items a new life. This sculpture class will take the ordinary and create the extraordinary. Participants will use wire, plaster, wood, plastic, paper, and polymer clay to create their own sculpture pieces. This class will challenge you to rethink your possibilities.          

Price: $85       

Instructor: Tami Hritzay         

10 years and up, July 7-11, afternoons

 

 

Week 4 (July 14-18)

 

Survivor: Behrend Edition NEW    

This is a hands-on class where participants will learn important survival skills including shelter building, first aid, fire making, knots and ropes use, orienteering and navigation skills, clue awareness, and much more! Participants will also get a chance to meet and interact with local search and rescue specialists.

Price: $85

Instructor: Dr. Heather Lum and LuAnn Gatti

8-12 years, July 14-18, mornings

 

BizWiz: The Importance of Saving and Investing           

BizWiz is a program developed by BizWorld, Inc.  It is a Stock Market game that teaches the basics of money management and investing. During the course of this project-based program, students are divided into “Investment Teams” that set a financial goal, develop an investment strategy and trading plan, create a diversified portfolio, and track their investments. Together, teams participate in simulated trading sessions to work toward meeting their financial goals.

Price: $85

Instructor: Amber Wildfire      

10 years and up, July 14-18, mornings

 

Paper Making           

Make your own paper! Recyle that homework, old book, and junk mail into beautiful homemade paper and make many different usable items.   

Price: $85

Instructor: Barbara Nodes-Nakoski  

8-12 years, July 14-18, mornings

 

Presque Isle Field Studies 

This all day class is the perfect mix of academics and fun. This program based out of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) combines classroom and field studies, including water quality analysis, beach sediments, discovery labs, kayaking in lagoons, fishing in ponds, boating on the bay, biking and hiking the trails. What more could you ask for? Come join the fun! Pick up and drop off take place at TREC with extended care for drop off from 8:30 AM and extended care for pick up until 4:30 PM. CFK staff will be present all day.           

Price: $175

Instructor: D. Bradford Boughton

11-15 years, July 14-18, All Day 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Acting for the Stage 2         

This class picks up right where Acting for the Stage I lets off. Participants will learn through games and acting exercises how to bring the characters in a script to life. Laugh and learn many of the same techniques your favorite actors use while preparing and performing their roles. The class will culminate with a performance of one of the acts on the last day of the class.  

Price: $85

Instructor: Steve O'Donnell   

8-12 years, July 14-18, afternoons

 

Guitar Basics           

This class is for kids longing to play some strings. Novice guitar players will also benefit from this class. We'll go over basics such as string order, scales, reading music, and site reading tablature. In addition, playing a musical instrument improves memory, organization skills, coordination and even reading comprehension. PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN ACOUSTIC GUITAR WITH ALL SIX STRINGS OR ELECTRIC GUITAR WITH SMALL AMP TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS.           

Price: $85

Instructor: Matthew Flowers  

10 years and up,July 14-18, afternoons

 

 

Week 5 (July 21-25)

 

Trash to Treasures NEW    

Combine science and art, conserve and recycle while creating fun useful objects. Engage in daily hands-on lessons designing and using upcycled products.       

Price: $85

Instructor: Lindsay Dahl        

8-12 years, July 21-25, mornings

 

The Wonders of Water NEW          

Explore the many wonders of water and its importance. Participate in hands on activities learning about the water cycle, watersheds, wetlands, water conservation, water pollution and water treatment and distribution.            

Price: $85

Instructor: Nate Millet 

10 years and up, July 21-25, mornings

 

Glee Club      

This class is for the singers out there... especially those who love the show "Glee". Students will put songs and dance moves together throughout the week culminating in a high energy show for parents and friends to enjoy. So get out those jazz hands and sign up.        

Price: $85

Instructor: Steve O'Donnell   

10 years and up, July 21-25, mornings

 

Dance to the Music NEW    

Dance to the Music will introduce students to several types of dance including, line, aerobic, ballroom, theatrical, ballet and jazz. Each class participants will spend time warming up muscles, improvising favorite songs and learning proper technique. Dance elements taught throughout the week will be used in a final performance.

Price: $85

Instructor: Julie O'Donnell     

8-12 years, July 21-25, afternoons

 

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun            

Instead of a day at the Spa, let's make it a week at the Spa. Enjoy making your own spa products and then have fun using them during this week of girly fun.    

Price: $85

Instructor: Melissa Weismiller

11 years and up, July 21-25, afternoons

 

Engineering MythBusters 1

Based on Discovery Channel’s  hit TV show “MythBusters,” this class explores engineering concepts ”just to see what happens.” Which type of racing car goes faster? What are the different kinds of bridges, are they safe, and how do we build one? How does an electric circuit work? We will have design contests, explore the college’s engineering facilities, and have lots of fun. This class is for all girls and boys who want to learn about the different fields of engineering.

Price: $85

Instructor: Amber Wildfire      

8-12 years, July 21-25, afternoons

 

Advanced Drawing  

This class is designed to give the young artist a better grasp on drawing more realistic. We will work with pencils and colored pencils. Shading, perspective, and texture techniques will be the focus.

Price: $85

Instructor: Tami Hritzay         

10 years and up, July 21-25, afternoons

 

 

Week 6 (July 28-August 1)

 

Beginner Model Rocketry   

Explore the exciting world of model rocketry. Following strict safety rules, participants will build a reusable model rocket  they will launch during class and then again at home. Participants will design their own launch system which will include a wooden launch pad and electronic ignition system. Family members will be invited to watch participants successfully launch their rockets on the final day of class.    

Price: $90

Instructor: Ed Beck    

10-12 years, July 28-August 1, mornings

 

Kids with Cake         

Let your imagination run wild and build it with cake. Learn how to design, construct, and decorate your own cake masterpiece while learning about measuring and baking techniques.

Price: $85

Instructor: Julie Vavreck       

8-12 years, July 28-August 1, mornings

 

Stained Glass Mosaic         

Design and create your own beautiful mosaic masterpiece! Students will learn the history and techniques of mosaic art, then create their own mosaic artwork using stained glass and ceramic tile.     

Price: $85

Instructor:Barbara Nodes-Nakoski   

10 years and up, July 28-August 1, mornings

 

Stop Motion Video Animation NEW          

Create video animations that appear to come to life using polymer clay, self-created backdrops, Lego mini figures, cameras, lights and computers. Students will also participate in a stop motion video project using the student as the animated object. Students will appear to be transported about without moving their legs or feet. Students will leave with the skills to continue creating animations on their home computers.

Price: $170

Instructor: Chuck Dill 

10 years and up, July 28-August 1, All Day 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Engineering Bridges NEW 

Participants will be provided with the knowledge in physics and mathematics used to engineer and build  various types of bridges including beam, truss, cantilever, arch, tied arch, suspension, and cable-stayed. Participants will gain the experience of working together as a team to construct the strongest bridge. The final project of the course will be the design and construction of a bridge.          

Price: $105

Instructor: Lauren Falco and Peter Olszewski          

11 years and up, July 28-August 1, afternoons

 

Improv           

Students will get an overview of the “behind the scenes secret techniques” that are used in movie creation. With hands on experience, students will gain the knowledge necessary to create their own fun, high quality videos outside of the classroom using basic video equipment.        

Price: $85

Instructor: Steve O'Donnell   

10 years and up, July 28-August 1, afternoons

 

Rainbow Loom Jewelry and Crafts NEW

Interested in learning how to create jewelry and other crafts with a Rainbow Loom?  This class will teach several different bracelet/necklace styles, how to add accessories like beads and charms, earrings, and create more complex designs like small animals, dolls, and change purses.  Bring your own loom if you have one! (one will be provided if not)        

Price: $85

Instructor: Amber Wildfire      

8-12 years, July 28-August 1, afternoons

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