College for Kids Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions 2018
A schedule of all College for Kids courses can be found here.
Learn about yoga on adventures into the woods. Play creative storytelling games and explore the world around you through a series of modified poses that stretch and strengthen the body, mind, and imagination.MORE link to Adventure Yoga
Art Around the World
Take a tour of the world through art! This class will take a global look at mediums, focuses and methods to create authentic works of art for students to take home.MORE link to Art Around the World
Create original fiction stories through various prompts and interactive group games. Publish one of your stories in the class journal and take home a copy of everyone’s work at the end of the week.MORE link to Aspiring Authors
Spend the week participating in old school backyard fun! You will have access to our lawn space for team games and exploration to encourage team building and cooperation with peers.MORE link to Backyard Games
Explore the solar system and build rockets with NASA activities! Have you ever wondered why the sun is so important or why Pluto isn’t a planet anymore? Learn the answers to these and more!MORE link to Blast Off!
Art enthusiasts can explore different art mediums to get creative juices flowing! Students will spend each day focusing on painting, drawing, collaging, and printmaking exposing them to multiple artistic options.MORE link to Budding Artists
Chem for Gems
Are you interested in becoming a scientist this summer? Come join us for a summer of absolute fun where you will be performing a series of chemical and color changing reactions. You will solve the mystery of the green statue of liberty and enjoy the magic of chemistry in foods!MORE link to Chem for Gems
Create 3D works of art using one of the oldest materials in art history – clay. Explore different techniques such as slab rolling, pinch pots, molding, and coil building by only using our hands. Customize each project to your liking and bring home some works of art!MORE link to Clay Studio
Do you want to be a Crime Scene Investigator? Learn real forensic science techniques and solve exciting mysteries.MORE link to CSI Training
Digging in the Dirt
Do you love Indiana Jones and ancient cultures? Have you ever wondered how scientists have learned about people that lived in 200 BCE? Come adventure with us as we explore hands on archaeology and anthropology to answer these questions and more!MORE link to Digging in the Dirt
Dive Deep into our oceans and explore the thriving environment there! Learn what makes the water salty and how animals are able to survive in an aquatic environment. Interact with them in a special touch tank experience and more!MORE link to Dive Deep
Dr. Seuss Theater
Come get lost in the wacky world of Seuss! Full of rhymes, colorful characters and the famous CAT in the HAT… we will play Seuss inspired games, creative activities and learn some songs from Seussical the Musical! There will be a final performance for any students who want to act and sing. Final performance will be Directed/Stage Managed by students who are more comfortable behind the scenes!MORE link to Dr. Seuss Theater
Learn how to write your very own Fairy Tale! Make the characters in your head come to life and let them play in the world beyond your imagination. You will write a 1 to 5 minute play that will be performed as a “Staged Reading”(no lines need to be memorized). You will cast your play too! Anyone comfortable acting can have lots of fun roles and if you are more comfortable behind the scenes, you can direct, stage manage or design costumes/set!MORE link to Fairytale Re-Write
We only have one earth, so how can we make sure its being cared for? Learn the basics of human impacted climate change, what environmental issues are important today, and innovate solutions for greener living!MORE link to Green Living
Intro to Lacrosse
This course will introduce boys and girls to the sport of lacrosse and enable them with a basic understanding of the sport and general rules. During the course, students will work on various techniques of the game and participate in several drills. No experience is necessary for this course and we will provide all equipment.MORE link to Intro to Lacrosse
Lights, Camera, Action!
Learn about the world of theater through acting, movement, storytelling, improv, music and more! At the end of the week, students will showcase what they’ve created with a group performance.MORE link to Lights, Camera, Action!
Paint Nite for Kids
We are bringing Paint Nite to NECC! Learn the basics of painting while working on various works of art to take home!MORE link to Paint Nite for Kids
Painting with Light
Step into the past and learn how to “paint with light”. Using low technology methods to create black and white prints. Create your own art work using the sun via sun paper. Using your own hand made pinhole cameras capture images in the world around you!MORE link to Painting with Light
Grab your digital cameras and prepare to create awesome images! Using your own images you will create digital works of art. Create a collage of yourself inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous work. Create other images in the style of “Snapchat” filters.MORE link to Picture Perfect
Get inspired by Instagram and Pinterest and create fun craft projectMORE link to Pin-Spired Crafts
Project: Earth Inventions
Learn about environmental issues facing the earth and work collaboratively to find and design a solution! This will be a hands-on, engaging course where students will get the chance to take risks and have fun!MORE link to Project: Earth Inventions
Sports, Sports, Sports!
During this fun and ever changing week, kids will be introduced to a new sport every day to learn the very basics and most of all have fun. Sports activities may include Track, Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer and Softball.MORE link to Sports, Sports, Sports!
Learn the craft of creative writing and storytelling! Draw inspiration from the world around you to write your own original stories through interactive games and activities. Draw inspiration from journeys into the woods, shared ideas, and discussions about your favorite authors.MORE link to Storytelling
Trail Blazing Botanists
What’s the difference between a pine and a spruce? What are coniferous and deciduous trees? What do the Japanese barberry, honeysuckle and buckthorn all have in common? This course gives a brief overview of what type of areas specific plants grow and how to identify them.MORE link to Trail Blazing Botanists
Think Watercolor painting is boring? Think Again! Explore the Wacky World of Watercolor painting with a twist! Experiment with different techniques and tools to create fun and contemporary art! We will use salt, glue, soap and more to push the boundaries of art as we know it!MORE link to Wacky Watercolors
What’s In My Backyard?
Have your child delve into the wild with this lesson about exploring the wildlife that could be found in your own back yard. Students will be getting down and dirty, but not actually dirty, by going on nature hikes at Kenoza Lake to learn about the plant and animal life that is there.MORE link to What’s In My Backyard?
Welcome to the world of weather! Through hands on activities, experiments and group work, students will learn about the most severe types of weather – thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes just to name a few! Learn about each type of weather, forecasting and overall observations.MORE link to Wicked Weather
Learn about the art of yoga and journaling through a series of modified poses that stretch and strengthen the body and mind. Record your adventures in a notebook through writing prompts, drawing, and collage.MORE link to Yoga Journaling