College for Kids Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions 2019
A week-by-week schedule of all College for Kids courses can be found here.
Apocalypse Survival 101
Come and learn how to survive the apocalypse the good, old fashioned way! With new primitive skills like making shelter, tracking animals through the woods, and knowing what’s food and what isn’t. Double your chances of survival through understanding patterns in disease and wildlife, and eventually come up with your own solution, to not only survive, but thrive and end the apocalypse!MORE link to Apocalypse Survival 101
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 fun and trendy art worthy of hanging on a gallery wall! Experiment with tape and paint on canvas board for contemporary art or string and nails on wood for something more rustic. The possibilities are endless!MORE link to Art Gallery
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
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
Come explore electricity! You will learn how to design and create electric circuits to light up and power the world.MORE link to Circuit Conductors
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
Crafting Tall Tales
In this course students will write and share stories by learning how to write about place, characters, and plot. We’ll study one major piece of the writing puzzle each day, practicing with writing exercises as we go. Then students will write their own story, starting with the person, place or idea they’ve already written.MORE link to Crafting Tall Tales
Explore chemistry through a hands-on approach to pique curiosity about the world around them! Learn about freezing point depression as we make our own ice cream using only plastic baggies, water, and salt. Explore how glue and borax can combine to make awesome bouncy balls and fun slime. Learn how to make cool art using homemade bubble solution! These are only a few of the fun and educational activities we will have in store.MORE link to Crazy Chemists
In this course, we will make our own art to inspire our own writing. Come create art to help write inside out stories, create portraits to write monologues, and make light up bottles decorated with your own poems! Spend the week getting creative with writing!MORE link to Creating Words
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
Answer many of life’s questions in this class. Will 100 pins make a balloon pop? How can you make a paper airplane fly farther? How does a catapult work? How can a car be powered by a balloon? What makes things float in the air? Can an egg survive a one story drop? What’s the strongest type of bridge? All of these questions can be answered with physics!MORE link to Everyday Physics
Learn about some of the special effects you can create with Green Screen. During the week, students will create animations and short movies.MORE link to Green Screen
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
Koding for Kids
Learn the basics of coding! We will learn a bit of Python, a coding language used by professionals today, and use it to learn the basic concepts of code that every programmer should know. We will have daily exercises and challenges to practice what we’ve learned!MORE link to Koding for Kids
Build desert biomes, learn how animals adapt to the environments they live in, learn about the planets and solar system and how weather can affect the world we live in.MORE link to Life Sciences
Light it Up!
Come learn about electrical LED circuits and use them to make works of art that light up!MORE link to Light it Up!
Lost in Space
Get lost in space this week as you delve into the solar system. Learn about and make your own constellations as you explore the planets and travel through space!MORE link to Lost in Space
Minute to Win It
Participate in fun, minute long games inspired by the show. Kids can create their own games and earn award and prizes during the course!MORE link to Minute to Win It
Moving and Shaking
Learn about the basics of forces and motion by building catapults and crash test cars!MORE link to Moving and Shaking
NECC Film Academy
Come and use your creativity to make original movie and/or music videos. Students will have the opportunity to write, direct, act, film and edit their creations and see the masterpiece at the end of the week using an app.MORE link to NECC Film Academy
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
Participants in Picture Perfect will learn how to compose and shoot stunning digital photographs. We will begin by exploring composition styles and creative ways to take pictures, then we will build skills in editing photographs on the computer. By the end of the week, students will have a portfolio of images to share!
Students need to provide their own digital camera.MORE link to Picture Perfecy
Get inspired by Instagram and Pinterest and create fun craft projectMORE link to Pin-Spired Crafts
Together we will learn about the Mbot robot! The Mbot is a programmable robot with many features to experience and learn about. The robot can perform line following, obstacle avoidance, and other fun and interesting tasks.MORE link to Robo Squad
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!
Spend the week creating designs and executing them using fabric paint, markers and tie dye on t-shirts! All students must bring five pre-washed 100% cotton t-shirts to decorate.MORE link to T-Shirt Design
Come scavenge the NECC campus in search of hidden treasure! Students will learn about historic treasure hunts, ancient maps and the art of map-making! Create your own treasure map during the week and try to locate treasure on campus!MORE link to Treasure Hunters
Who’s the Best Builder?
Explore types of energy forces and structural designs in this hands on building course. Compete to build a bridge that can withstand the most weight and survive harsh stress tests. Design and construct a Rube Goldberg machine that uses gravity, inertia, and everyday objects to cause a chain reaction that will shut off an alarm before it goes off. Combine your creativity and knowledge of physics to see if you can be the best builder!MORE link to Who’s the Best Builder?
Stretch your mind and body through mindful play with Yoga Games! This course is designed to teach children about yoga, while experiencing its many benefits through active games. By the end of this class, participants will gain knowledge through fun and inclusive games. Activities will be held outdoors when weather permits, as well as indoors, depending on activity.MORE link to Yoga Games
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