Ages 12-14

2017 Class Schedule 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 12-16)

Week 2 (June 19-23)

Week 3 (June 26-30)

Week 4 (July 10-14)

Week 5 (July 17-21)

Week 6 (July 24-28)

 

Week 1 (June 12-16)

 

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 12-16, mornings

 

Stain Glass Mosaic NEW

Design and create your own beautiful mosaic masterpiece! Learn the techniques of mosaic art and glass cutting to create your own stained glass mosaic artwork.

Price: $90

Instructor: Maureen Beck

10 years and up, June 12-16, mornings

 

Stop Motion Video Animation with LEGOs

This action packed week will include the animation of objects created by students using polymer clay as well as LEGO Mini-Figures, bricks, and accessory items. All materials and equipment will be provided including Batman LEGO mini figures and props. Students are encouraged to bring their own LEGOS and props if they want to create a specific animation with their favorite characters.  All completed animations will be burned to a high quality DVD disc and each student will receive a copy to keep.

Price: $170

Instructor: Chuck Dill

10 years and up, June 12-16, All Day 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

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 12-16, afternoons

 

Yoga, Zumba, and Healthy You

An important part of being healthy is achieving energy balance:  eating and drinking (energy in) to provide the right amount of fuel our bodies need for healthy growth, everyday living, and physical activity (energy out).  Participants will focus on both of these energies through daily YOGA, ZUMBA, and discussions on body image and eating well.  Our motto will be "Everything in Moderation".  A yoga mat and strap will be given to each participant to keep.

Price: $85

Instructor: Lisa Pearson

10 years and up, June 12-16, afternoons

 

Week 2 (June 19-23)

 

Sewing 101 NEW

Learn the skill of hand and machine sewing while creating unique works of art. Learn how to thread a needle and operate a sewing machine as you experience how fun sewing projects can be.

Price: $85

Instructor: Melissa Weismiller

10 years and up, June 19-23, mornings

 

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 19-23, mornings

 

Introduction to RC Quadcopters and Aerial Photography

How do drones work? What can you do with them? Come Learn how to operate your own quadcopter and see the possibilities. Students will receive a Dromida KODU HD Quadcopter with camera in the class and learn to fly it, take pictures and video. Learn how to use a computer flight simulator to practice flying. Participants will take home their Quadcopters at the end of the week.

Price: $150

Instructor: Brian and Catherine Devore

10 years and up, June 19-23, mornings

 

Storm Chasing 101

Study extreme weather with WJET meteorologist Tom Atkins. 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, talk to a real storm chaser 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 19-23, afternoons

 

Intermediate Robotics

Are you ready for the next robotics challenge? 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: $90

Instructor: Paul Semrau

11 years and up, June 19-23, afternoons

 

Become a Champion Engineer

Participants will learn to use engineering principles to take on a variety of exciting engineering challenges and test their solutions in competitive games.  Participants will win prizes for whomever creates the catapult that flings marshmallows the farthest, makes a  hovercraft that glides closest to the target, or builds the tower that stands the tallest.  There will be multiple challenges everyday as boys and girls win points toward the Champion Engineer Award at the week's end.

Price: $85

Instructor: Brian and Catherine Devore

10 years and up, June 19-23, afternoons

 

Week 3 (June 26-30)

 

Roller Coaster Physics

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 26-30, mornings

 

It's My Business; Be an Entrepreneur 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: Dale Shatto

10 years and up, June 26-30, mornings

 

The Great Cake Bake

Go backing crazy! We'll design an all edible display with the theme of your choice. This class will use basic kitchen skills while learning advanced design and decorating techniques and take baking a simple cake to a new level. Participants will experience day to day bakery operations with a visit to a local bakery. *Peanuts may be used in cooking classes*

Price: $170

Instructor: Julie Vavreck

11 years and up, June 26-30, All Day 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Engineering Explorers with 3D Printers NEW

Explore plastics, software, electrical and materials engineering fields. Participants will utilize CAD programming and Makerbot 3D Printers to design products in the one of the fastest growing fields in technology. They will also experiment with Thermoforming, learn how to stress-test multiple  materials and discover how to turn everyday objects into touch pads for a week of fun engineering exploration.

Price: $105

Instructor: Amber Wildfire

10 years and up, June 26-30, afternoons

 

CSI-Crime Scene Investigations!

Learn how science is used to solve crime by using experimental techniques in a laboratory-based setting.  Participants will analyze evidence such as hair, fibers, fingerprints, blood, and blood splatter.  Death and decay, shoe impressions, handwriting, and ink analysis will also be studied. Participants will learn laboratory-based techniques used to solve crimes.

Price: $85

Instructor: Jerald Fenner

10 years and up, June 26-30, afternoons

 

Improv

Join us as we play some classic improv games and exercises geared for young actors. These games will help you build your ability to think fast whether you are on stage or in a classroom and learn about theatre in a fun and hilarious way. This class will culminate in a performance modeled after the improv based show "Whose Line is it Anyway." This fun performance might even draw in the audience to participate! 

Price: $85

Instructor: Steve O'Donnell

10 years and up, June 26-30, afternoons

 

Week 4 (July 10-14)

 

Christmas Cookies/Baking in July NEW

Design and bake a gingerbread house display and create classic Christmas cookies. Learn advanced design and  decorating techniques as you Celebrate Christmas baking in July!

Price: $85

Instructor: Julie Vavreck

10 years and up, July 10-14, mornings

 

Innovation Google NEW

Become an innovative expert user of Google Technologies! Discover how to use Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Chrome, Drawings, Google Earth, Gmail, Google Trends and Google Search to unlock unlimited opportunities!

Price: $85

Instructor: Matt Greene

10 years and up, July 10-14, mornings

 

Sea Perch - Underwater Robotics

Participate in this all day marine engineering course developed by the Office of Naval Research and the MIT Sea Grant Program.  Learn how to build a simple remotely operated vehicle (ROV) constructed of PVC pipe, including a propulsion system and tethered controller.  Investigate concepts of buoyancy submarine design and ocean exploration while learning construction techniques including soldering, frame assembly, wiring, and waterproofing thrusters.  Scientific applications involve biological sampling and water sampling with Sea Perch units.  Participants will each take home the ROV they built.

Price: $250

Instructor: Paul Semrau and Todd Talbot

12 years and up, July 10-14, All Day 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Engineering Explorers with 3D Printers NEW

Explore plastics, software, electrical and materials engineering fields. Participants will utilize CAD programming and Makerbot 3D Printers to design products in the one of the fastest growing fields in technology. They will also experiment with Thermoforming, learn how to stress-test multiple  materials and discover how to turn everyday objects into touch pads for a week of fun engineering exploration.

Price: $105

Instructor: Amber Wildfire

10 years and up, July 10-14, afternoons

 

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. *Peanuts may be used in cooking classes*

Price: $85

Instructor: Julie Vavreck

10 years and up, July 10-14, afternoons

 

Week 5 (July 17-21)

 

Stain Glass Mosaic NEW

Design and create your own beautiful mosaic masterpiece! Learn the techniques of mosaic art and glass cutting to create your own stained glass mosaic artwork.

Price: $90

Instructor: Maureen Beck

10 years and up, July 17-21, mornings

 

Engineering with Rube Goldberg STEAM Machines

Using the STEAM Machines program, participants will be challenged to learn and apply the engineering design process to build chain reaction STEAM Machines in a project-based, cooperative learning environment. This course will teach participants real-world engineering skills, provide experience with systems thinking and multi-team collaboration, and create a pathway to better understand careers in engineering.

Price: $85

Instructor: Todd Talbot

10 years and up, July 17-21, mornings

 

3D Video Game Design with Kodu

Learn the key elements of 3D game design.  Use Kodu Game Lab to program characters and objects with character behaviors expressed in physical terms. Build 3D worlds while creating your own video game.

Price: $105

Instructor: Amber Wildfire

12 years and up, July 17-21, mornings

 

Intro to DC Circuits

Perhaps nothing is more representative of modern technological culture than electronic devices.  But how do these mysterious "black boxes" really work?  This course represents an overview of the fundamentals of DC circuits, simple components like resistors, capacitors, and transistors.  Participants will also design and test simple circuits on breadboards, which they will take home at the end of the week.  Basic familiarity with algebra and one variable in a simple equation is assumed for this course.

Price: $105

Instructor: Todd Talbot

10 years and up, July 17-21, afternoons

 

The Art of Beach Glass Jewelry and Crafts

Learn how to drill beach glass and wire wrapping techniques to create jewelry and other crafts from materials found during your journey to the shores of Lake Erie.  Design pendants, stepping stones, wind chimes and other beautiful creations using beach glass, beads and other natural items.

Price: $90

Instructor: Maureen Beck

10 years and up, July 17-21, afternoons

 

Intro to JAVA Programming

Learn how to compile, debug and create JAVA programs. JAVA is popular programming language used in computer programs, web pages, cell phones, apps and more. Participants must be proficient in typing.

Price: $85

Instructor: Amber Wildfire

12 years and up, July 17-21, afternoons

 

Week 6 (July 24-28)

 

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 introduced to create realistic looking fur, wood surfaces and metal.

Price: $85

Instructor: Tami Hritzay

10 years and up, July 24-28, mornings

 

CSI-Crime Scene Investigations!

Learn how science is used to solve crime by using experimental techniques in a laboratory-based setting.  Participants will analyze evidence such as hair, fibers, fingerprints, blood, and blood splatter.  Death and decay, shoe impressions, handwriting, and ink analysis will also be studied. Participants will learn laboratory-based techniques used to solve crimes.

Price: $85

Instructor: Jerald Fenner

10 years and up, July 24-28, mornings

 

Minecraft Stop Motion Video Animation

This action packed week will provide participants the opportunity to create their own polymer clay Minecraft figures and mold background props using plaster and extruded polystyrene foam. All material will be supplied including acrylic paints. Computers with animation software, cameras and lighting are arranged in work stations for students to animate with a partner or in teams. All video creations will be burned to a high quality DVD for students to keep.

Price: $170

Instructor: Chuck Dill

10 years and up, July 24-28, All Day 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

String Art: Using Mathematics and Science in Art NEW

You can't make STEAM without Art! Learn how to use parabolas and other geometric concepts to create 2D and 3D art designs using line. Discover how science is involved in the methods of creative sculpture.

Price: $85

Instructor: Doug Osborn

10 years and up, July 24-28, afternoons

 

Intermediate Robotics

Are you ready for the next robotics challenge? 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: $90

Instructor: Paul Semrau

11 years and up, July 24-28, afternoons