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Kids on Campus Grades 1 -2

Amazing Colors

Experiment with color with fun and amazing STEAM activities. Learn about chromatography, color mixing and more! These activities are not only pretty but you’ll also learn a lot! Instructor: Kate Ells. Afternoons, July 6 – 10.

Boats, Planes, and Rockets

Do you love to build? We will use recycled materials to create our own small boats, planes, rockets and cars. Perfect for young engineers, projects will have you problem solving and critically thinking to make small moving vehicles. Instructor: Kate Ells. Mornings, July 27 – July 31.

Fantastic Fairy Tales

Take a step into the enchanting world of fairy tales. Read, create projects and be challenged with STEM activities based on well-known fairy tales. Instructor: Becky Fisk. Afternoons, July 13 – 17.

Nature’s Classroom

Put your technology aside and join me for a week of learning outside! We’ll take advantage of our environment to learn about people, animals, and things that are right outside our windows. Together, we’ll complete a series of activities and crafts that makes nature our very own classroom! Instructor: Lauren McClure. Afternoons, July 20 – 24.

No Bake Foods

Do you love cooking and creating with food? We will be using fruit and other fun ingredients to create delicious snacks to taste test and take home to share! Instructor: Kate Ells. Mornings, July 6 – 10.

Ocean Adventures

Grab your scuba diving gear and come to KSC to learn about different animals and habitats that live under the sea! Together, we will do research and get creative to make our own diorama that replicates the wonderful ocean! Instructor: Lauren McClure. Mornings, July 13 – 17.

Outdoor Detectives

The outdoors is full of mysteries, and kids are natural detectives! Join us as we take on challenges, puzzles, and games involving the natural world around the Keene State College campus. Instructor: JJ Prior. Afternoons, July 13 – 17.


Are you curious about owls? Would you like to examine the contents of an owl pellet? Let’s learn all about these amazing birds. Discover their habitat and how their bodies help them survive. Learn about the owl food chain. Read and write owl stories. Instructor: Heidi Nystrom. Mornings, July 20 – 24.

Poetry Partners

Do you have a big imagination? Are you learning how to write? If so, this is the camp for you! Join me for a week full of fun writing our own poems! Together, we will learn about different types of poems and create our own! We will write and illustrate our own poems, creating a book to take home at the end of the week! Instructor: Lauren McClure. Mornings, July 20 - 24.

Princess Power

Do you love princesses, princes, castles, and crowns? Together we will write a story about a princess. In the end you will have a painting book with your own magical story to share with your family and friends. Of course, there will be plenty of princess-y crafts! Instructor: Tina Thayer. Mornings, July 13 – 17.

Space Cadets

3… 2… 1… Blast off to Space! Together, we will learn about our stars, moon, planets and more to better understand our solar system. We’ll work together to create different projects to build constellations, rockets, and much more! Instructor: Lauren McClure. Afternoons, July 6 – 10.

Stories Come to Life

Working with your hands is a rewarding experience! Create characters for your own story using origami, felt, crochet, clay, or collage. By the end of the week you will be able to perform for the group or create a video to share. Instructor: Michelle Carrio. Mornings, July 27 – 31.

Super Messy Science Fun

The messier the better! Let’s get together and create some cool science fun. We’ll create slime, super bubbles, play dough, and experiments you can eat, all while having fun learning the science behind what we are creating. Instructor: Michelle Carrio. Afternoons, July 27 – 31.

Traveling Kids

Grab your passports and join us for a week of adventure traveling the world. Learn about the art, culture, and food that people enjoy in different countries and replicate it ourselves through completing a series of fun projects each day. Instructor: Lauren McClure. Mornings, July 6 – 10.

Watercolor Stories

Do you love listening to stories? Are you an artist? We will read summer stories and create watercolor paintings to represent each story. The paintings will be turned into a collection book to bring home at the end of the week. Instructor: Kate Ells. Afternoons, July 27 – 31.

Wild Weather People

Have you ever wondered how a meteorologist predicts the weather? Do you wonder what tools they use to help them make their predictions? Here is your chance to make your own weather station and become an amateur meteorologist. Instructor: Heidi Nystrom. Afternoons, July 20 – 24.

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Office of Continuing Education and Extended Studies
☎ 603-358-2290

Elliot Hall, First Floor, Suite 144
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2605

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