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Youth Camps

Fashion Camp – Week of June 9

DIY Fashion
Take charge of your personal style! Learn fun and simple ways to add originality and pizzazz to your wardrobe from head to toe. You will create scarves, bracelets and headbands, and embellish flip-flops. You will need to bring an old T-shirt to class during the week (any size, any color – as long as it’s a T-shirt you no longer need). These do-it-yourself fashions will make your wardrobe look fresh and leave you with the enthusiasm to create even more after the class.

Modeling/Skin Care/Etiquette
Step up and strut your stuff as you discover how to polish and fine tune your smile, learning how to make your inner beauty shine. Learn how to properly take care of your skin, sun safety and the benefits of healthy eating. Manners, etiquette and respect will be reviewed. Hold your head high and carry yourself with pride as you showcase your favorite outfits. Self-acceptance, positive thinking and increased self-confidence are cornerstones to the class experience.

History of Fashion
Who was the first fashion designer? When did women stop wearing dresses with long trains? Who created jeans? How do actresses and actors influence the fashion industry? How did Nike become so popular? This class will answer these questions and many more in an attempt to understand how fashion and society influence each other.

Monday -Thursday      June 9-12          8 a.m. to noon
CRN 50412                Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $85

Science/Math Camp – Week of June 16

World of Animals
Explore different wildlife and their habitat. Why are some animals a certain color or have special skin? Understand how an animal’s body and behavior help it survive in its environment. What are some endangered species? Learn about the importance of conservation and how we need to protect our ecosystems. This class will help you appreciate all animals and their environment.

Math Projects
You will use problem-solving skills along with math skills and concepts to complete various math projects such as figuring how much it would cost to own a family pet and planning a Thanksgiving dinner or a family vacation. Students will also play various math games online based on skill level.

Way Cool Junk Box Wars
Spend two days using “Junk Box” materials to create a submarine that will sink and come to the surface in the shortest amount of time. Spend a day in the computer lab completing a WebQuest to learn how to design and build a structure. Spend a day testing your building skills as you attempt to build a structure that can withstand the most amount of weight. If you have built bridges before, come and try this! It is similar to bridges only a different structure.

Monday -Thursday      June 16-19         8 a.m. to noon
CRN 50413                Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $85

Art Camp – Week of June 23

American Cartooning
Starting with two simple shapes, you can create your own cartoon character. Two more simple shapes and you have added a body. Learn how to have your characters show emotion. You will be surprised at how fast and simple it is to draw your cartoon characters. Follow along and draw with the instructor while she talks and illustrates on the whiteboard.

Basic Photography
Learn the basics of photography and practice them in class. Understand what to look for when taking a picture and how to capture that image through lighting, balance and setting. Discover how to make a semi-good picture better. Find ways to show your pictures. Bring to class a digital or disposable digital camera and a flash drive to save your photos.

Zentangles and Doodles
Doodling is a great way to express yourself. Sometimes you may not even realize you are doing it. You may find doodles in your school notebook or your planner. Learn how you can expand those drawings with zentangles. The creativity options and pattern combinations are endless. It’s easy to learn, fun and relaxing.

Monday -Thursday      June 23-26         8 a.m. to noon
CRN 50414                Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $85

History Camp – Week of June 30

American Presidents
Everyone knows something about President Washington and President Lincoln but what do you know about the other men who have served as president of the United States? In this class you will learn who the other presidents are and what a president does.

Ancient Egypt
Pyramids and pharaohs and mummies, OH MY! Grab your shovel and let’s dig into ancient Egypt. Learn how the pyramids were built and what it was like to live in ancient Egypt at the time of King Tut. Study hieroglyphics – the language of the ancient Egyptians – and how mummies were created. Journey to the land of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings.

The Quad Cities
What was the role of immigrants in the Quad Cities? Do you know the early history of Native Americans in this area? Do you know the story behind John Deere, Joseph and William Bettendorf, or Frederick Weyerhaeuser? These topics as well as understanding how the Mississippi River and the railroad helped form the Quad Cities will be discussed. In addition, you will learn about the Quad Cities today and our role in the Midwest.

Monday -Thursday      June 30 – July 3           8 a.m. to noon
CRN 50415                Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $85

Language Camp – Week of July 7

Take an imaginary trip to France during the summer! Discover places to visit, things to do, French culture, food, basic conversation and much more.

Learn basic German information with special emphasis on the summer season. There will be fun activities and songs about summer. At the end of the week, you will share with the class what you like to do in the summer and try to name a few vocabulary words in German.

American Sign Language (ASL)
Learn how to sign with your hands, facial expressions and the posture of your body. This class will teach you some basic words so that you can communicate with your instructor and your classmates. Increase your understanding of how to communicate with the deaf and the hard of hearing.

Monday -Thursday      July 7-10            8 a.m. to noon
CRN 50416                Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $85


Last updated 3/12/2014