Youth & Vacation Programs

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All Pro Sports Multi-Sport Vacation Programs
(Grades K-5)
Play dodge ball, tag, basketball, kick ball, soccer, floor hockey and more! Learn skills in a cooperative environment that stresses FUN over competition. Please bring a lunch/snack and water bottle.

Holiday Vacation Sports Camp
December 12/26              404109-26
December 12/27              404109-27
December 12/28              404109-28
December 3 Days           404109-DF
February Full                   404109-FF
February Half                  404109-FH
April Full                         404109-AE
April Half                        404109-AC

December:                 $50/Day; $139/3 Days
February:                   $50 Full Day; $35/Half Day
April:                          $185/Full Day; $130/Half Day
December:                Choose 12/26; 12/27; 12/28 or all 3 Days
February:                  Tuesday February 20
April:                         Monday-Thursday April 9-12
Times:                      9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Full Day)
                                 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Half Day)
Location:                  December: Gideon Welles Gym
                                 February: Gideon Welles Gym
                                  April: Smith Gym

Just for Fun Art-Ventures
(Grades K-4)
Just for Fun Art-ventures lead children on an imaginary tour through the world’s greatest art museums, inspiring creativity through exposure to the FUNdamentals of artist’s tools, techniques and art forms, many inspired by the masters. Think O’Keefe, Kandinsky, Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and more. But don’t just admire these great works - decorate your home with masterpieces of your own! Experience painting on stretched canvas, playing with clay, and coloring with oil pastels. Create self portraits, paint your dreams and make Cubist costumes. Explore the art of mosaics, decoupage, and fiber collage. Creatively educational, whimsical and unconventional, these art-ventures welcome children into a world of artistic wonder. Children bring home beautiful masterpieces each week, sure to transform any home into a gallery!

Kids Crafts
Museum Art                        312003-MA

Fee:                  $114/Person
                          (All Materials Included in the Fee)
Meets:               Mondays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Location:           Buttonball School Art Room
Dates:              January 22-March 19 (No Class 2/19)
Instructor:         Art-Ventures for Kids

April Vacation Art-Ventures for Kids ART-Rageous Animals Fun Week
(Boys & Girls Grade K-4)
Monday: According to pre-Columbian legend, each person shares a common destiny with an animal, called a “Tona”, that matches his or her personality. Sculpt awesome “Tona” masks out of clay, then bring them to life with paint, feathers, and more!, Design and decorate ceramic dinosaur banks, and create detailed drawings of brightly colored owls. Tuesday: Explore pattern and color while painting bright, exciting zebras on canvases! Create totally wild neon geometric designs on tote bags using a special resist technique. Then make a rainbow mandala with a variety of vibrant embellishments! Wednesday: Paint and decorate shimmering carousel horses; design goofy clown or acrobat toys with long, bendy legs; and draw colorful balancing acts complete with jugglers and elephants, tightropes and unicycles! Thursday: Color ceramic bunny banks with special paint markers and design wacky stained glass animals with wiggly eyes! Plus create animal clip bookmarks using watercolor paints and draw some surprisingly ferocious fish!

Kids Crafts
April Vacation Art                 312003-AV

Fee:              $140/Session
Meets:          Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:       Academy Multi-Purpose Room 1
Dates:           April 9-12
Instructor:     Art-Ventures for Kids

Spread your Wings and ROAR! Art-Ventures
(Boys & Girls Grade K-4)
Design stuffed teddy bears, create cool owl paintings on canvas, and sculpt clay peacocks with zany feathers. Color real rubber duckies, make wooden animal puzzles in the style of oaxacan alebrijes, and even travel back in time to paint dancing dinosaurs with watercolors. We’ll also stop at the zoo food court to create mixed media sandwich collages, and visit the gift shop to design sticker resist t-shirts, make cardboard mustache masks, and build wacky mix-and-match character blocks. Art-explorers experience painting, drawing, sculpting, fabric design, collage, and more. A trip to the zoo that you’ll never forget!

Kids Crafts
Roar Art-Ventures                    312003-RA

Fee:                    $114/Person
                          (All Materials Included in the Fee)
Meets:               Mondays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Location:           Buttonball School Art Room
Dates:               April 2-June 4 (No Class 4/9; 5/28)
Instructor:         Art-Ventures for Kids

Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego®
(Boys and Girls grades K-2)
In this engineering “fundamentals” program, students will learn from a customized, unique, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) based curriculum while having FUN! The primary medium used for these classes is LEGO® TECHNIC. We find that with kids of all ages, especially the younger ones, LEGO® is an attractive, efficient teaching medium. From the creativity and enjoyment encouraged by LEGO®, kids always enjoy themselves while learning essential engineering terms and concepts along the way!

Youth Programs
Engineering-Winter                   312204-E1
Engineering-Spring                   412204-E1

Fee:                      $105
Meets:                  Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:               Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Winter:                 January 10-February 7
Spring:                 April 18-May 16
Instructor:            Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

Aspiring Young Engineers
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
Young engineers will use a variety of mediums such as LEGO®, model rockets, building blocks, recycled material, motors, gears and more to explore a unique, customized S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) curriculum. Using the different mediums, participants will learn about and build projects such as hydroelectric waterwheels, model rockets and roller coasters and scale bridges. Your child is sure to have a blast while learning through hands-on, minds-on activities!

Youth Programs
Young Engineers-1                      312204-AY

Fee:                   $105
Meets:               Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:           Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Dates:                February 28-March 28
Instructor:           Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

Roller Coaster Engineering
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
Design, Build, and Test Customized Model Roller Coasters! Participants will use a variety of materials to fabricate customized, functioning model roller coasters. Students will not only enjoy building model roller coasters, but they will also learn about the pertinent engineering, planning, and mechanics!

Youth Programs
Roller Coaster                        412204-RC

Fee:                 $22
Meets:             Monday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:          Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Dates:              May 14
Instructor:        Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
Students will learn about and apply real-world engineering concepts in hopes of avoiding an egg-splosion! Using specific supplies, students will design and build contraptions capable of protecting raw eggs during various collisions. Students have so much fun with this timeless engineering challenge that they arrive to class eager and excited to explore their unique solutions!

Youth Programs
Egg-gineering                         412204-EG

Fee:                  $22
Meets:               Monday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:           Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Dates:               May 21
Instructor:          Andrew Escalera, Engineering Imagination

Acting Classes
(Kindergarten - 8th Grade)
A progressive program designed for participants of all skill levels dedicated to creating a comfortable, fun, safe environment to cultivate and affirm each person’s own unique creativity. Theater skills and games, basic mime work, stage confidence, basic voice and speech, improvisational exercise, script work, acting terminology and more will be covered! New topics will be covered for past participants! Classes taught by Performing Arts Programs staff.

Performing Arts
Acting Grades K-2              404233-01
Acting Grades 3-6              404233-02

Fee:                      Grades K-2: $109/Person
                             Grades 3-6: $119/Person
Meets:                  Mondays
                            Grades K-2: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
                            Grades 3-6: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:              Academy Cafeteria
Dates:                  February 26-April 16
                            No Program 4/9/18