Youth Classes

Program Description

For All Youth Camps and Classes

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Game Programming
Instructor: T. Clayton
(Ages 12 – 15) Create your own games and play against your computer. You will use GameMaker to create graphic-oriented computer games. Learn the objects needed to create games, such as sprites, behaviors, sound, and collision detection. Concepts will be covered and introduced in an easy format as the class moves quickly.
Mon. – Thurs.     June 24 – June 27       9:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50243         Outreach – Rm. 401     Fee $79

Clay on the Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: D. McMullen
(Ages 8 – 14) Have fun learning basic wheel-throwing techniques. Work on the potter’s wheel and create projects using low-fire clay and stoneware clay. Projects will be finished with acrylic paints and a glaze. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first session.
6 Wednesdays         June 12 – July 17         5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 50244                Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102        Fee $85

Babysitting Clinic
(Ages 11 – 16) This clinic will teach students the responsibilities of a babysitter, what parents expect, how to handle emergencies, caring for and handling infants and young children, feeding techniques and diapering, age-appropriate toys and activities, tips for bedtime issues and much more! Students will learn basic first aid and how to handle emergencies that arise such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents. As babysitting will be many students’ first job, interviewing also will be reviewed. Preregistration is required. Sorry, walk-ins are not allowed. Students need to bring their own sack lunch and snack. Certificate will be awarded upon completion.
Instructor: L. Carey
1 Saturday            Apr. 13                               9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11309            Outreach – Rm. 406      Fee $55

1 Saturday            Apr. 27                              9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11310           Kewanee – CEC               Fee $55

Instructor: M. Jackson
1 Monday           June 10                             9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 50245         Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee $55

Safety First – Home Alone
Instructor: L. Carey
(Ages 10-14) It is a big responsibility to stay home alone. Are you ready? This fun and interactive class will focus on internet safety, accident prevention, basic first aid skills, weather, sibling relationships, and how to handle emergencies and create a plan.
1 Saturday          May 11                          9:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11947         Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $25

1 Saturday        June 8                            9:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50247       Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee $25

Smartphone Photography
Instructor: L. Hamilton
(Ages 10 – 15) Do you love taking photos with your smartphone but could use some help taking it to the next level? This hands-on class will teach you the advanced photo functions of your camera phone and how to frame photos without all the guesswork! You will learn about the basics of photography and how it applies to smartphones, proper focus and exposure, how to overcome tricky lighting situations, photo editing for quality, and organizing and preserving your photos.
Students must bring a charged smartphone to class, a sack lunch and a snack.
1 Monday         June 24                          9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 50248      Outreach – Rm. 405     Fee $55

WeDo Lego Robotics
Instructor: S. Horst-Sommer
(Entering grades 1-2) This class is designed to be a student’s first exposure to robotics. Student partners will build playful motorized creations using the Lego WeDo Robotic system. Working in pairs, students will build and learn beginning block programming to make the creations come to life!
Mon. – Thurs.           June 17 – June 20           9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
CRN 50249              Outreach – Rm. 301       Fee $89

Mon. – Thurs.            July 15 – July 18            9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
CRN 50250               Outreach – Rm. 301      Fee $89

Instructor: S. Horst-Sommer
(Entering grades 6 – 8) This class is an exploration in building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics System. Students will build a variety of robots and program them with a computer to move, spin, and much more in order to solve challenges. Students will work in pairs and small teams, sharing a robotics kit and computer. This class is good preparation for students interested in robotics competitions or even for students who enjoy LEGOS and are looking for a new and exciting way to explore with them.
Mon. – Thurs.           July 8 – July 11              9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
CRN 50251               Outreach – Rm. 301     Fee $125

Youth – Dining Etiquette
Instructor: S. Godke

Middle School/High School
First impressions are VITAL! Good eye contact, introductions, making small talk and overall good manners are necessary social skills. Whether you are on a date, college visit or social gathering, you need to know dining etiquette. Join us for a meal in the private dining room as the talented Chef Stephanie Godke reviews proper dining etiquette.
(Last day to receive a refund: May 1st)

1 Thursday           May 9              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11948            The Cellar      Fee $30

The Cellar, 1375 State Street, Geneseo, IL