Ages 8-10

2016 Class Schedule, Descriptions, and Fees
All classes are listed by date and time. 

Registration closes one week prior to class start date.

 

Morning sessions: 9:00 a.m. - Noon 
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
All-Day Sessions 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Week 1 (June 13-17)

Week 2 (June 20-24)

Week 3 (June 27- July 1)

Week 4 (July 11-15)

Week 5 (July 18-22)

Week 6 (July 25-29)

 


Week 1 (June 13-17)

 

Solar System Hoops NEW

Creating the Art of Dance will allow students to explore different ways to create a dance. Participants will be exposed to many different forms of dance, such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, and Ballet. Participants will create their own dance incorporating these different forms.

Price: $85

Instructor: Jennifer Dennehy

8-12 years, June 13-17, mornings

 

Martial Arts Survival Scout NEW

The "scout" needed the skills to keep safe in all elements and landscapes. This outdoor adventure will cover basic survival, fitness and Martial Art skills. Participant should be fit, wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Price: $85

Instructor: Tim Lucas

8-12 years, June 13-17, mornings

 

Engineering Possibilities with K'Nex NEW

Discover how the field of engineering is much more than building bridges and buildings. Using the K’nex building system, students will build and test various designs, structures, vehicles and machines. These designs will allow students to understand the concepts of; Motion and Energy, Power and Propulsion, Engineering Design and Mechanical Systems, Measurement and Computation along with many other STEM concepts.

Price: $85

Instructor: Todd Talbot

8-10 years, June 13-17, 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 13-17, afternoons

 

 

Creative Coding and Programming; An Introduction to Video Game Design NEW

Learn basic coding and programming skills to create your own games and animations. Create a digital story and maze game with characters. Discover how every action requires a command and script and learn to identify how these concepts are used in every day life.

Price: $90

Instructor: Matt Greene

8-10 years, June 13-17, 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

8-12 years, June 13-17, afternoons

 

Week 2 (June 20-24)

 

Introduction to Robotics

Come and explore the world of robotics. From toys, to robots used in industry, to the robots used in the space program, robots are everywhere. We will be experimenting, programming, creating and completing projects using the Lego Mindstorm system, VEX Robotics Kits, TriBot, Robosapien, I-Cybie, First-Bot, Junk-Bots, and more.

Price: $85

Instructor: Paul Semrau

8-10 years, June 20-24, mornings

 

Website Design NEW

Create your own website, that can be viewed virtually anywhere in the world, on a topic of your choice using various Web 2.0 tools and design concepts. Learn about Search Engine Optimization and the importance of digital citizenship.

Price: $85

Instructor: Matt Greene

8-10 years, June 20-24, 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. *Peanuts may be used in cooking classes*

Price: $85

Instructor: Julie Vavreck

8-12 years, June 20-24, mornings

 

Lights, Camera, iMovie NEW

Be the director, videographer and the writer. Learn how to make movies using your own iPad with Lights, Camera, iMovie! Master the ins-and-outs of iMovie, from the opening scene to the rolling credits. Understand the methods of photography and videography like the rule-of-thirds and finding the perfect lighting. Learn how to story board; creating your own narrative and watch it come to life! Our last class we'll kick back with some popcorn and share our movies with a mini-film festival! PLEASE NOTE THAT PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN iPad TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS.

Price: $85

Instructor: Matthew Flowers

8-12 years, June 20-24, afternoons

 

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

8-10 years, June 20-24, afternoons

 

Cookie Monsters

Did somebody say cookies? Learn how to make and decorate a variety of cookies that will make your mouth water. *Peanuts may be used in cooking classes*

Price: $85

Instructor: Julie Vavreck

8-12 years, June 20-24, afternoons

 

Week 3 (June 27- July 1)

 

Papier Mache Crafts NEW

Discover the art of creating papier mache as you create and decorate your own  papier mache piggy bank, maracas and Piñata!

Price: $85

Instructor: Amber Wildfire

8-12 years, June 27-July 1, mornings

 

Creative Coding and Programming; An Introduction to Video Game Design NEW

Learn basic coding and programming skills to create your own games and animations. Create a digital story and maze game with characters. Discover how every action requires a command and script and learn to identify how these concepts are used in every day life.

Price: $90

Instructor: Matt Greene

8-10 years, June 27-July 1, mornings

 

Science Projects/Crafts for Kids

Discover the scientist and inventor in you. Find out how things work and why things happen through hands-on science projects, activities and crafts.

Price: $85

Instructor: Terri Chulick

8-10 years, June 27-July 1, mornings

 

Go 4 the Gold NEW

During the summer of 2016, Rio De Janeiro will host the Olympics.  Before that, Penn State Behrend will have an Olympics of their own including a variety of games, team sports, individual sports, lawn games, and even some brain games. Participants will learn teamwork, good sportsmanship and problem solving skills while having fun!

Price: $85

Instructor: Jake Trojak

8-10 years, June 27-July 1, afternoons

 

 

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, June 27-July 1, afternoons

 

Cool Chemistry!

In this class, you're the chemist! Conduct experiments with crazy colors, candy, crystals, gases, soap, slime and so much more! Participants will explore how chemistry works in your everyday life.

Price: $85

Instructor: Matthew Flowers

8-10 years, June 27-July 1, afternoons

 

Week 4 (July 11-15)

 

Engineering MythBusters

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 11-15, mornings

 

Shark Week NEW

Discover the power and majesty of the oceans' "Monsters of the Deep". Explore the many exciting aspects of sharks, the natural food chain and how to protect the ocean. Create your own shark and shark habitat during Shark Week!

Price: $85

Instructor: Theresa Tonelli

8-10 years, July 11-15, 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, July 11-15, mornings

 

Edible Science NEW

"Make sure you lick the bowl" is not something you usually hear after completing a science experiment. Join in the fun and experience a variety of science experiments and activities using food and other household items. Discover scientific principals in chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Science is always fun - now science can be tasty, too!

Price: $85

Instructor: Jake Trojak

8-10 years, July 11-15, afternoons

 

Cryptozoology

We hear about endangered species every day, but what about mystery species that may also be teetering on the edge? Cryptozoology seeks to identify and confirm these creatures, and during this week you will learn the methods and skills used by cryptozoologists. We'll look at the more famous cryptids like sasquatch and lesser known creatures like Thunderbirds and lake creatures 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 these creatures are roaming the world.  Might they be real?  Answer that question yourself by the end of the week!

Price: $85

Instructor: Scott Strasser

8-12 years, July 11-15, afternoons

 

Step it Up! Sculpture with a Purpose!

Want to create some unique sculptures? This sculpture class will take the ordinary and create the extraordinary. Participants will use wire, paper, wood, polymer clay and more to create their own sculpture pieces. This class will challenge you to rethink your possibilities.

Price: $85

Instructor: Tami Hritzay

8-12 years, July 11-15, afternoons

 

Week 5 (July 18-22)

 

Lost at Sea; STEM Challenge NEW

Ahoy! Help a shipwrecked traveler on a deserted island survive and make it back to civilization. Work through multiple STEM challenges that will challenge your science , math and engineering skills, along with your creativity. Learn how pulleys and levers are used to construct a shelter. Build a bridge, catapult, raft and more. Can you take on the challenge?

Price: $85

Instructor: Ali Lenze

8-10 years, July 18-22, mornings

 

An Artist a Day NEW

Discover a new artist and their unique style of art work each day. Incorporate each artist's style into pieces of your own work. Explore the styles of Matisse, Lichtenstein, Chavez, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol.

Price: $85

Instructor: Denise Burns

8-10 years, July 18-22, mornings

 

Felicity's Tea Party

Spend a week with Felicity, an Early American colonial girl.  Have fun discovering her world by using a quill pen to write, and sewing your own ‘pocket’ to carry special treasures. Each day we will explore more about colonial times, play colonial games, and even make our own butter to have at our special Tea Party.

Price: $85

Instructor: Patti Rial

8-12 years, July 18-22, mornings

 

Drawing Adventures

If you are a young artist excited about drawing and learning new skills, this is the class for you. Learn how to shade and make your drawings look real. Prepare for a drawing adventure as you study animals, people, landscapes and more.

Price: $85

Instructor: Tami Hritzay

8-10 years, July 18-22, afternoons

 

 

Lego TM Experience

Explore the fun and creative world of Lego's. Express your own creativity using Lego's latest technology and bricks to design and construct various buildings and structures, as well as other projects.

Price: $85

Instructor: Theresa Tonelli

8-10 years, July 18-22, afternoons

 

Guitar Essentials

This course starts simple, but for those who want to shred, this one week class can provide you with the knowledge you need to start making your own songs. The week kicks off with finger exercises, strum patterns, and scales. The class ends with you taking home the knowledge and notes that enable you to play some of your favorite songs! 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

8-12 years, July 18-22, afternoons

 

Week 6 (July 25-29)

 

S.T.E.A.M. p.u.n.k. NEW

Come explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Build unique and interesting projects. Discover the Weird properties of Oobleck! Program without a computer! ! Learn the mysterious ways of Zentangle and how many straight lines make a circle. This unique experience provides participants the opportunity to experience concepts from all the STEAM fields. Science -Technology- Engineering -Art and Math,  Produces Undauntable Noble Kids.

Price: $85

Instructor: TJ Laffan

8-10 years, July 25-29, mornings

 

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

8-10 years, July 25-29, morning

 

Authors Club

Become an author! Learn about story elements, narrative story writing, illustration and create your very own hard-back book.

Price: $85

Instructor: Ali Lenze

8-10 years, July 25-29, afternoons

 

Minecraft NEW

Learn the features of Minecraft  and how they relate to the real world. Use your creativity to explore and build your own world to take home. Must have a PC Minecraft account (not portable device account) established prior to class.

Price: $85

Instructor: Theresa Tonelli

8-10 years, July 25-29, afternoons