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AGE 4 THROUGH GRADE 6

WEEK ONE

Monday - Thursday, June 16 - 19, 9AM - 11:30AM

Who Lives in the Ocean (Age 4 - Grade K) $74, 11:30 a.m. Smith, Smith 

The beach is not just sand and water.  Through stories, crafts, songs, and games we will learn about some of the fascinating creatures that live in the ocean and at the beach.  Some activities may include making an octopus, creating a window of the ocean and playing beach blanket bingo. Max. 15 students 

Space Explorers (Age 4 - Grade K) $74, 9 a.m.– 11:30 a.m., Wilson

Get ready for fun activities about space! We will "explore" space through stories, crafts, and games.  Activities may include going on a space mission, making space rocks, viewing a star show and exploring the fun of "aliens". Let the countdown begin! Max. 15 students

Slime Time (Grades 1 - 2) $74, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Mann, Shenkle

Are you ready to make a mess?? Slime Time is a class where you will get to make gross and gooey science mixtures.  Make play dough, oobleck and more! Become a mad and messy scientist! Please dress to get messy!

Princess Palace I (Grades 1 - 2) $74, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Frederick

During this week of fun we will be focusing on manners, such as table etiquette, proper posture, giving and receiving compliments. We will also be learning about royalty and how they live.  We will be making jewelry, painting our nails, and practicing our etiquette at a tea party.

Motorized LEGO® Lab (Grades 3 - 4) $74, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Gressler, Wallock  CLOSED

Get ready to build, experiment, and explore with LEGO®! Investigate how simple machines like pulleys, levers, wedges, inclined planes, axles, and screws can make nearly impossible tasks easy.  Build and explore machines and mechanisms, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms with LEGO® Simple and Motorized Mechanisms.  Use skills you learn to invent a machine to do a simple task.

Wild Weather (Grades 3 - 4) $74, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Lydick

In this course, students learn about wild weather formations including tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning storms. Do some cool weather experiments and allow weather to inspire art projects.

Jr. Detective (Grades 5 - 6) $74, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Pope

What is the CSI? It is about using forensic science to solve a mystery-it is like being a detective.  While analyzing the mock crime-scene, you will learn about fingerprint lifting and identification, handwriting analysis, microscopy, trace evidence and more! 

Galactic Training Academy (Grades 5 - 6) $74, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Schanely

Spend time "in a galaxy far, far away" as you explore the secrets of your favorite galactic heros.  From feudal Japan to the plains of Africa, the Fiji Islands to ancient Egypt, you'll discover how heroic stories and myths throughout history influenced the stories of George Lucas.  Who knows? You might even pick up a few ideas for creating your own robe and saber along the way!

Friday, June 20, 9AM - 2:30PM

Amazing Habitats (Grades K - 2) $49, 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Wilson

Come join us as we explore a variety of natural habitats.  Through experiments, crafts and stories, we "visit" deserts, rain forests, grasslands and the polar regions.  We will see how each species adapts to its own habitat and how important it is to preserve our natural world. Pack a lunch!

Mad Scientist (Grades 3 – 4) $49, 9 a.m.– 2:30 p.m., Smith, Mann

Mad scientists wanted! Experiment with buoyancy, magnets and air pressure.  Even conduct an experiment with acids and bases and polymers.  We'll also create some cool concoctions to take home! Pack a lunch!

Amazing Architects (Grades 5 – 6) $49, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Colson, McManus

From temples to towers, pyramids to palaces, and bridges to barns, architecture has been inspired by history, art, law, and literature.  Discover some famous architectural structures including the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, the White House, and many more. Pack a lunch!

 WEEK TWO

Monday - Thursday, June 23 - 26, 9AM - 11:30AM

The Engineer’s Apprentice (Age 4 - Grade K) $74, 9 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Smith, Mann

Join us to imagine and play while testing some  principals of engineering.  We’ll have a great time experimenting with different kinds of “building materials” like K’NEX®, LEGO®, Towerifics and more.  We’ll use conventional and unconventional materials to create our own structures and explore gear action, spinning, swinging, rotating and explore gear action, spinning, swinging, rotating and linear motion. Max. 15 students

Fun with Widgets (Age 4 - Grade K), 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Wilson

Roll, slide, push, pull and lift! Discover how simple machines are made and how they operate.  Hands on projects will show how machines make our work easier.  Make and use spring scales, pulleys, and levers.  LEGO® blocks will be used for some of our experiments. Max. 15 students

Ooze, Drip, Bubble and Fizz! (Grades 1 - 2) $74, 9 a.m.—11:30 a.m., Conner

Get  ready for a fun-filled, creative, messy day!  Let the sand ooze through your fingers as you design and build your permanent castle.  Carefully drip the watercolors as you make a butterfly magnet.  Have a fun at the bubble pool and mix your own bubble solution.  End the day by erupting your volcano!

Cool Community Construction (Grades 1 -2) $74, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Lydick, Frederick

Be part of building a cool community! Use LEGO® blocks to create homes, stores, and other structures that make up a community. As you build, you will learn what it takes to make a community a great place to live.

Bubble-ology (Grades 3 - 4) $74, 9 a.m.—11:30 a.m., TBA

BLOWING, BOUNCING, BURSTING BUBBLES! You can blow bubbles bigger than your dog, pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz, and make your own light show with amazing bubble colors! Throughout the Bubble-ology class you are going to learn the science behind all these experiments, and become a certified Bubble-ologist!

 No Bones About It (Grades 3 - 4) $74, 9 a.m.—11:30 a.m., Pisarcik, Dettore

Break on into a journey through the skeletal system.  Learn why bones are so important to our bodies, how to keep them strong, how they work to move our bodies, and so much more.  Songs, art projects, and games will help us to become skeletal scholars!

 Robotics with LEGO® (Grades 5 - 6) $74, 9 a.m.– 11:30 a.m., Bundy, Bundy  CLOSED

Use your imagination to create fun and exotic machines to meet a multitude of mechanical challenges and tasks.  Construct LEGO®  robots and machines to navigate obstacle courses, dance to music and perform simple tasks while learning problem solving skills and gaining experience in the field of robotics engineering.  Be inspired to use your creative juices in solving mechanical problems and having fun constructing machines and robots from scratch with LEGO® bricks and motors.

Flower Power (Grades 5 - 6) $79, 9 a.m.—11:30 a.m., Zaffuto

Our room will smell heavenly as we use wonderful wildflower scents to craft potpourri bundles, candles and soap.  These make great gifts or keep them for yourself! We’ll decorate a candle for your room with pressed flowers, design stationary and bookmarkers.  Learn to use a glue gun as we create a coneflower mouse magnet and a flower banner from felt.  Pick a design for your wildflower T-shirt, taste some violet jelly and spearmint tea, plus, take home your very own wildflower press! Then, we’ll take a wildflower walk to identify wildflower “weeds”.  Come and learn how to make a daisy chain—-it’s easy!

*K’NEX and the K’NEX logo are trademarks of K’NEX Limited Partnership Group. Used herein with permission. K’NEX is not a sponsor of The Engineer's Apprentice.

Friday, June 27, 9AM - 2:30PM

Jr. Scientist (Grades 1 - 2) $49, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Smith, Wilson

What happens when…? What if we put…? If these are your kind of questions, jo9in us to experiment with liquids and solids, surface tension and bubbles.  Come for fun experiments and concoctions! Pack a lunch!

Ancient Egyptian Architecture (Grades 3 – 4) $49, 9 a.m.– 2:30 p.m., Lydick, Mann

Experience ancient Egypt by learning about the art and architecture of that time.  Learn about Egyptian Pyramids, Temples, Sphinxes, Obelisks, Palaces, and Tombs.  Also, learn about archeological excavation. Pack a lunch!

Digital Photography Fun (Grades 5 - 6) $49, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Bundy

Bring your digital camera and cables that connect to the computer, take a few fun pictures, learn how to upload them, save them, retrieve them, burn to a CD.  Learn about cropping, changing skin color, morphing, etc. Pack a lunch!

 

To register: Print out and complete the youth camp form and registration forms, mail or fax with payment to 814-375-4859 or mail to Continuing Education, Youth Programs, Penn State DuBois, College Place, DuBois PA 

For more information call (814) 375-4772 or email rjm32@psu.edu.

 

Youth Camps and Registration Forms

Mail or Fax to:

Penn State DuBois

CE Youth Programs

1 College Place, DuBois PA

Fax: (814) 375-4859

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