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Week 1: June 9 - 13, 2014
Morning: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

 

All About Cooking
Grades 1-3
Would you like to learn how to make pancakes, monkey-bread, and many more recipes? Do you like to do art projects and make fun crafts? If you do, this camp is for you! You will learn lots of cooking terms like grating and chopping, and you will have your own kid-friendly recipes to take home to make for your family!
Instructor: Hafer & Luckenbill
Fee: $129

Farmland Fun
Grades 1-4
Using building blocks, students will explore both the old and new farm techniques. This program will incorporate the S.T.E.A.M. elements in learning and utilizing 21st Century learning skills. The students will learn about various types of farm machines along with technologies that are used in construction, building and storage. Students will explore the movement of commodities and how various methods increase efficiencies, along with need for the most advanced equipment. Tools and animals are discussed and incorporated in the lesson plans to create a great time of learning and fun! At the end of the week, students will take their building block projects home!
Instructor: All About Learning
Fee: $169

Make Your First Video Game
Grades 3-6
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the crucial keys to designing your first 2-D game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics and elements, music and sound, software, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore as you learn how to really get into the game because you made it yourself! No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15.00 conversion fee.
Instructor: Black Rocket
Fee: $169

Golf
Grades 3-8
Fore! Learn the fundamentals of golf in the popular sports camp designed for students of varying skill levels. You will learn club selection, grip, rules of the game, etc. If you have clubs, please bring them, but don’t worry if you don’t… we have lots to choose from. This camp will include two sessions and a mini tournament at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Friedensburg, PA. Please note: Parents will need to provide transportation to and from Hidden Valley on two days. The instructor will inform students and parents on the first day of camp which two days will be spent at Hidden Valley Golf Course.
Instructor: Merrick
Fee: $129

Week 1: June 9 - 13, 2014
Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Olympics
Grades 1-3
Campers will enjoy a variety of popular indoor and outdoor games – the type that kids have played and enjoyed for years! Games we will play include: kickball, whiffle ball, badminton, Wall ball, obstacle courses, Hula Hoops®, Stuck in the Mud, Steal the Bacon, Twister®, and Sorry®.
Instructor: Fique
Fee: $129

Farmland Fun
Grades 4-6
Using building blocks students, will explore both the old and new farm techniques. This program will incorporate the S.T.E.A.M. elements in learning and utilizing 21st Century learning skills. The students will learn about various types of farm machines along with technologies that are used in construction, building and storage. Students will explore the movement of commodities and how various methods increase efficiencies, along with need for the most advanced equipment. Tools and animals are discussed and incorporated in the lesson plans to create a great time of learning and fun! At the end of the week, students will take their building
block projects home!
Instructor: All About Learning
Fee: $169

Make Your First Video Game
Grades 6-9
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the crucial keys to designing your first 2-D game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics and elements, music and sound, software, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore as you learn how to really get into the game because you made it yourself! No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15.00 conversion fee.
Instructor: Black Rocket
Fee: $169

Week 2: June 16 - 20, 2014
Morning: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Dreamworld
Grades 1-4
Architecture and elements of engineering will be the focus of this exciting program. Using building blocks, students will be challenged to use their imagination to explore how buildings are designed and built. This program will incorporate the S.T.E.A.M. elements of learning and utilize 21st Century learning skills. Students will learn fundamental architecture principles, general application of design principles for both houses and commercial buildings. Utilizing building blocks with pre- set designs the students will be challenged to re-design their own structures using all the principles and their applications. At the end of the camp, students will take home some of their creations!
Instructor: All About Learning
Fee: $169

Baking 101
Grades 2-6
Explore your baking interests through a variety of lessons to learn basic baking skills! Learn how to be safe and clean, while having fun, making a variety delicious treats.
Instructor: Hojnacki
Fee: $129

Take the Bait!
Grades 3-5
Are you ready to begin sport fishing? This week long camp will include hands-on activities to introduce campers to fish and aquatic ecology. Youth will learn some different casting methods, how to decide on the proper tackle, how to tie knots, fish identification, and most importantly, fishing. Students will also participate in field trips to local aquatic facilities. Don’t be afraid to jump right into this workshop. Learning and having fun takes place when we all try new things. Students need to wear sturdy closed-toed shoes every day because you never know when we’ll be exploring, casting, or looking for fish bait. Participants with animal and plant allergies need to be aware that we’ll be in contact with living organisms almost every day.
Instructor: Luckenbill
Fee: $149

App Attack
Grades 3-6
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized game development tool, students will explore the world of phone-based and tablet applications. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Student created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Parents may choose to publish apps if certain criteria are met and final decisions are the sole discretion of Apple or Google. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class.
Instructor: Black Rocket
Fee: $169

Super Cooper Basketball
Grades 3-8
Come learn the basketball fundamentals from Penn State Schuylkill coaches! You will be taught the basic skills in jump shots, lay-ups, free throws, passing, dribbling, setting screens, etc. You will play various games with other students in your age group to help master your skills.
Instructor: Cooper & Cresswell
Fee: $129

Computer Science Unplugged
Grades 4-6
Students will work in groups on a series of activities which illustrate computing concepts. These activities do not use computers, but rather engage the students using small group activities, simple mathematics, treasure maps, age-appropriate games, puzzles and other resources. These activities will build students’ understanding of the key concepts behind computers and computing in fun, interactive ways.
Instructor: Stone
Fee: $129

Week 2: June 16 - 20, 2014
Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Indoor/Outdoor Games
Grades 1-3
Campers will enjoy a variety of popular indoor and outdoor games – the type that kids have played and enjoyed for years! Games we will play include: kickball, whiffle ball, badminton, Wall ball, obstacle courses, Hula Hoops®, Stuck in the Mud, Steal the Bacon, Twister®, and Sorry®.
Instructor: Fique
Fee: $129

Theatre: McQuandel: A Dragon’s Tale
Grades 2-8
Do you enjoy acting? Do you have imagination? Well if you do, (or want to find out), our theatre workshop is a place for you. Learn how to play a character in a skit, build your self-confidence, and overcome shyness. Our acting workshop will include acting, voice projection, stage movement, character development, and line memorization. At the end of the workshop you will get a chance to perform in this year’s play, McQuandel: A Dragon Tale, in front of an audience.
We’ll see you on stage!
Instructor: Fala-Brennan
Fee: $129

Volleyball
Grades 4-7
Want to learn all the skills necessary for playing the game of volleyball? You will learn proper techniques of passing, setting, hitting, and serving volleyball. You’ll explore the sport of volleyball and the concept of team work through fun games and activities.
Instructor: Frantz
Fee: $129

App Attack
Grades 6-9
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized game development tool, students will explore the world of phone-based and tablet applications. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Student created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Parents may choose to publish apps if certain criteria are met and final decisions are the sole discretion of Apple or Google. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class.
Instructor: Black Rocket
Fee: $169

Pull Back Car Frenzy
Grades 4-8
Pullback Car Frenzy is an enrichment course designed to stimulate problem solving and creativity using building blocks, in addition to new and innovative ideas. This course is jam packed with science! Students will build up to 15 cars using a design pamphlet for each vehicle. Students become mini-engineers, challenged to design new vehicles utilizing pieces from supplied cars. Over the course of the class, students participate in experiments designed to demonstrate science and engineering concepts and laws such as gravity, potential energy, and kinetic energy. At the end of the camp, students will take home some of their creations!
Instructor: All About Learning
Fee: $169

Week 3: June 23 - 27, 2014
Morning: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Cartooning for the Beginner
Grades 1-3
Cartooning for the beginner teaches the student to create cartoon characters and environments using simple shapes, numerals, and letters of the alphabet. This course will teach the young artist how to break down complex images into simple forms so they can create magnificent works of art that everyone will want displayed on their refrigerator.
Instructor: Hartranft
Fee: $129

Native Americans
Grades 1-3
During this camp, you will explore various Native American cultures through hands-on artifacts, crafts, games, songs, dance, and videos. This camp includes a field trip to Swatara State Park and Box Car Rocks (details will be provided on the first day of camp.
Instructor: McSurdy
Fee: $149

Football
Grades 3-8
Improve your football skills so you can make the team! Campers will learn all the fundamental skills necessary to be a star player, including blocking and tackling, along with basic instruction in place kicking. Have fun putting your new skills to the test in games and learn what position is best for you. Come learn how to play football the Penn State way!
Instructor: To be announced
Fee: $129

LEGO® Films
Grades 6-9
Make your Legos® come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures of Legos® and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars® or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in their Legos® or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family.
Instructor: Black Rocket
Fee: $169

Week 3: June 23 - 27, 2014
Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pull Back Car Frenzy
Grade 1-4
Pullback Car Frenzy is an enrichment course designed to stimulate problem solving and creativity using new and innovative ideas. This course is jam packed with science! Students will build up to 15 cars using a design pamphlet for each vehicle. Students become mini-engineers, challenged to design new vehicles utilizing pieces from supplied cars. Over the course of the class, students participate in experiments designed to demonstrate science and engineering concepts and laws such as gravity, potential energy, and kinetic energy. At the end of the camp, students will take home some of their creations!
Instructor: All About Learning
Fee: $169

LEGO® Films
Grades 3-6
Make your Legos® come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures of Legos® and create a short fi lm with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars® or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in their Legos® or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family.
Instructor: Black Rocket
Fee: $169

The Art of Minecraft
Grades 3-8
Students will create cartoon art in the pixel style of the popular video game phenomenon, Minecraft™. Students will also create 3-D paper model characters and tools using the pixel drawings they have created.
Instructor: Hartranft
Fee: $129

SupercalifragilistiCRAFTS
Grades 3-8
Re-crafting. Recycling. Regenerating. Explore your creative ambitions through a variety of hands-on, unique projects, that use a combination of both re-purposed items and innovative techniques. Each day, bring home a newly learned crafting skill along with your exclusive design to share.
Instructor: Young

 

Important Information:

New times: Our morning sessions this year will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. Afternoon sessions will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.

Extended care: For guardians who need to drop off their children earlier or pick up later, we will provide supervised care from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for an additional fee of $10 forth week.

Early bird discount: Register and make payment in full by May 16, 2014 and you will receive a $10discount per camp.

Payment plan: Register early and make payments each month. The payment balance must be paid in full by May 30, 2014, or combine this with the Early Bird Discount and complete your payment by May 16,2014, to receive a $10 discount per camp.

Access: This publication is available in alternative media on request. Penn State encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Dr. Mary Sacavage at570-385-6217 in advance of your participation or visit. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Age guidelines: Camps are available for children who will be entering first through ninth grade in the fall of 2014. The age guidelines for individual camps are suggested based on the recommendation from the instructor. Refunds cannot be given for withdrawals after the beginning of class.

Cancellation and fees: The University may cancel or postpone any course because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If program is postponed or cancelled, the University will refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses. A full refund will be made only if notice of cancellation is received at least seven business days prior to the start of a course. You may send a substitute. To cancel a registration, send an email
to mus53@psu.edu or fax to 570-385-6216 for confirmation of receipt.

Drop-off and pick-up: All campers must be dropped off and picked up in their assigned classrooms. Staff will direct traffic the first day of camp to the assigned classrooms. Parents must pick up their child in the classroom at the end of the session. Children will not be released to walk to the parent’s vehicle without signed permission slip form the parent. If a parent chooses to allow his/her child to walk alone to the classroom, the parent releases the University from liability.

Fees: Each camp has its own set tuition fee. The fees cover the costs of instruction, materials, and a snack (and field trip with admission fees where indicated).

Lunches: We will provide free care services during supervised lunch period from noon to 1:00 p.m. for those students who are taking both morning and afternoon classes. Campers must bring a nonperishable bagged lunch. You must contact us in advance to make arrangements for lunch-time supervised care.

Program expectations: Children are expected to respect and be courteous to one another, instructors, and staff. Disruptive behavior such as (but not limited to) hitting, biting name calling, destruction of property, and disrespect to instructors, staff, and other campers will not be tolerated.

1st Incident: Warning and discussion with student
2nd Incident: Discussion with parent/guardian
3rd Incident: Student will be withdrawn from the
program with no refund.

Snack time: Penn State Schuylkill provides a beverage and snack for morning and afternoon camps. Children who have special food requirements or allergies should consider bringing an alternative snack.

 

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all camp descriptions
and a registration form.

Brochure contains a
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hang on your child's wall.