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Summer College for Kids provides an enriching, educational, and fun experience for rising K - 8th graders! Students work with JMU faculty, graduate students, and experts from the community to explore and discover talents they never knew they had!

DATES:
July 19th – 23rd , 2021

PRICES:

Full Day- $220

Half Day- $140

SCHEDULE OPTIONS:

Full Day* 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Half-Day AM 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Half-Day PM 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Students who participate in full day camp will choose one course in the morning and a different course in the afternoon and will need to bring a packed lunch each day. 

AM Courses:

FULL- Nature All Around Us (Rising K - 2nd): Do you like rocks? Worms? Everything outdoors?  If so, then this is the class for you! We will explore the outdoors, creepy crawly critters, leaves, plants, rocks, and more! We will do art projects with nature items, have guests share their love of nature, and we'll even eat worms! Come and join the fun!

FULL-Amazing Animal Adventures (Rising K - 3rd): Do you LOVE animals? In Amazing Animal Adventures, we will learn about 2 to 3 different and unique animals each day through read alouds, videos, artwork, and more. We will learn wild, crazy, and fun facts along the way and will end each day with some silly 'animal' activities!

FULL- Casting Call! (Rising 1st - 3rd): Do you love performing arts and working on songs, monologues, and dance numbers? This is the course for you! No prior experience is necessary! At the end of the week, there will be a performance of everyone's pieces! 

FULL- Little Mad Scientists (Rising 1st - 3rd): The best part about science is doing experiments and learning how to apply them to real life! Learn more about the world of science through fun activities and be prepared to get messy. 

FULL- Outdoor Adventure and Nature Connection (Rising 1st - 4th): Come explore the great outdoors with us as we experience all of the excitement that nature has to offer! We will learn outdoor wilderness skills, go indoor rock climbing, and play nature connection games throughout the week. This class will spark wonder about your natural surroundings, teach you new skills, and most importantly- get you outside!

FULL- Lego We-Do (Rising 1st - 4th): This class is for Lego maniacs who are ready to immerse themselves into the world of engineering and computer programming! We will learn all about simple machines as we work in teams to build and program Lego robots using the new We-Do Lego 2.0 curriculum. Offered in partnership with the Explore More Discovery Museum 

FULL- Pop-Up Bake Shop (Rising 1st - 5th): This class is offered in partnership with the Explore More Discovery Museum and will take place at the museum. It is a full day class. If you register your student for this class, you must choose it for both AM and PM. Join us in our 3rd floor kitchen, because Explore More is opening a bakery! Well…at least for one week! Aspiring bakers/entrepreneurs will learn how to create yummy treats and explore what it takes to open and run a business. On Friday, students will host an outdoor bake sale to benefit the museum!

FULL- Be Like Bob Ross (Rising 2nd - 5th): Icon artist, Bob Ross, is famous for making paintings accessible and easy for anyone to try! In this course, students will learn different painting techniques, different tools for painting, the basics of color theory, and most importantly, how to express themselves through art! We will be painting, drawing, and doing model clay work, as well as learning how we can be independent with art and let ourselves create freely. 

FULL- Sustainable Sounds (Rising 2nd - 6th): Sustainable Sounds is a class designed for young artists wanting to explore both listening to and creating music in non-traditional ways. By using recycled instruments (glass soda bottles, pots and pans, metal spoons, brooms, etc), we will have the opportunity to engage with each other as a group as well as learn how we can express our artistry through our “instruments”. Class features include watching/listening to various artists perform with non-traditional instruments, practicing music making on a wide variety of recycled instruments (either from home or provided in class), featuring musical abilities in weekly showcases/talent shows, and working as a class to make an original song using our newly learned instrument and creative ideas. 

FULL- The Science of Exercise (Rising 4th - 6th): Each day we will learn about the benefits of being active and a new way to exercise. From yoga to running, students will learn how to have fun while being active! We will also learn about why exercise is important and what it can do for our body.

FULL- A Star in the Making (Rising 5th - 8th): Give yourself a chance to get on stage with your peers without needing to memorize an entire script! This class will keep you on your toes and give you the opportunity to have fun while watching skits, performing skits, and playing theatre-based games.

FULL- Abstract Yourself! (Rising 6th - 8th): Come get inspired by artist, Isamu Noguchi. We will create abstract expressionist sculptures using the style of Isamu Noguchi as inspiration. Various tools and materials will be used and advanced painting techniques will be taught and applied. 

FULL- Mini Musical Performance (Rising 6th - 8th): Do you love to sing and act? Then this class is for you! In this class, we will create our own musical, using a collection of songs from Broadway shows! We will create the characters, script, and choreography! Costumes will be provided. This musical will be recorded and shared privately with families! (Written permission to video must be given by parent by the first class.)

PM Courses:

FULL- Mini Mad Scientists (Rising K- 2nd): Through this hands-on science course, students will be involved in many different science experiments throughout the week. We will make predictions about what will happen, follow procedures to perform the experiment, and draw conclusions about the why behind the magic! We will create our own models of activities to take home and use again and again, as well as learn how to use what we have around us to make new experiments. We will explore all aspects of science all while having lots of fun!

FULL- Let's Get CRAFTY! (Rising K - 3rd): Want to get MESSY and make some ART? In this class, we will be doing projects that help us think out of the box and are just too messy for at home. We will do art outside, paint with our feet, make soap creations, and so much more! Come ready to get messy and to have some serious fun...also be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty!

FULL- Cooking with the Kiddos (Rising 1st - 3rd): Explore the culinary world and learn about food safety. Be ready to cook and bake! This course will also involve being creative in the way we decorate our delicious creations. Please have your hair up and appetites ready!

FULL- Outdoor Adventure and Nature Connection (Rising 1st - 4th): Come explore the great outdoors with us as we experience all of the excitement that nature has to offer! We will learn outdoor wilderness skills, go indoor rock climbing, and play nature connection games throughout the week. This class will spark wonder about your natural surroundings, teach you new skills, and most importantly- get you outside!

FULL- Pop-Up Bake Shop (Rising 1st - 5th): This class is offered in partnership with the Explore More Discovery Museum and will take place at the museum. It is a full day class. If you register your student for this class, you must choose it for both AM and PM. Join us in our 3rd floor kitchen, because Explore More is opening a bakery! Well…at least for one week! Aspiring bakers/entrepreneurs will learn how to create yummy treats and explore what it takes to open and run a business. On Friday, students will host an outdoor bake sale to benefit the museum!

FULL- How Can I Help the Earth? (Rising 3rd – 6th): This session will focus on ways in which we can help reduce our carbon footprint and conserve our resources. Everyone has an impact on the Earth, however big or small. In this course, students will learn about the impact they have and how we can reduce our impact, so that we can protect the Earth’s resources. 

FULL- Pokemon Go (Rising 3rd - 6th): This Pokémon Go class is open to anyone wishing to combine the fun of the game app with the healthy benefits of outdoor exercise. Students from beginners to seasoned players are welcome. Children will hunt and catch Pokémon, engage in battles and train with others, trade catches, and learn and share different gaming strategies. We'll also be going on scavenger hunts, learning more about local art, architecture, and points of interest around JMU, as well as mapping adventure routes and designing and building our own Pokémon-style creations with STEAM activities.

FULL- Tiny Teachers: (Rising 3rd - 6th): Do you sit in class wishing you were the one up front? Do you want to be a teacher when you grow up? This class is for you! You’ll get the inside scoop on what it’s actually like to be a teacher, and you’ll even get to teach a lesson of your own.

FULL- Making Music: Instrumental, Non-traditional and Creation (Rising 4th - 6th): If you love music, then this is YOUR class! This class offers a variety of ways to create and make music! You will experience the instrumental method of music by learning how to play world drums and ukuleles. You will experience the non-traditional methods of creating music using basketballs, bucket drumming and technology. You will even create your own musical instruments, such as the rainstick and thunder tube, to take away and perform at home!

FULL- Lego Robotics (Rising 5th - 8th): In this LEGO robotics class, we will be using LEGO EV3 Mindstorms to build and program our own robots! Throughout the week, we will be working in groups to solve real-world problems using our robots. If you like to build, explore, and tinker, this is the class for you!

FULL- Abstract Yourself! (Rising 6th - 8th): Come get inspired by artist, Isamu Noguchi. We will create abstract expressionist sculptures using the style of Isamu Noguchi as inspiration. Various tools and materials will be used and advanced painting techniques will be taught and applied. 

FULL- Dungeons and Dragons (Rising 6th - 8th): Have you ever dared to dream of a world different than your own? Have you ever wanted to be the strongest in a room or play a tune that could inspire the masses? Test your luck and problem solving skills and take part in an adventure through the hit tabletop role playing game: Dungeons and Dragons. 

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