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Kids on Campus Grades 3 – 5

Asian Adventure

Are you curious about the largest continent on Earth? Come and learn about Asia and all the beautiful countries that are part of it. This will be a watercolor and painting class with some crafts sprinkled in. At the end of the week, you will have a book to share about what you learned. We will also be walking to the International Market (weather allowing) to see different products popular in these countries. July 24 – 28. Instructor: Tina Thayer

FULL - Greek Gods, Monsters, and Heroes, Oh My! (Please email to be added to the waitlist>

Let’s journey to Ancient Greece where Zeus was throwing around lightning bolts and Medusa was turning mortals to stone! We’ll be investigating their world with STEM challenges, crafts, Olympic games, trading cards, your own myth creation, and ending with an escape room. Who’s up for the challenge? July 31 – August 4. Instructor: Melissa Crotto-Young

FULL - History Detectives (Please email to be added to the waitlist)

Seeking junior history detectives in grades 3-5 who love a good mystery! Detectives will be trained in the techniques used by professionals to solve mysteries at museums. They will then use their skills to assist chief detectives with their investigation into a mysterious case involving a bank robbery in the 1860s. Adding to the fun will be plenty of walking field trips to explore in downtown Keene, including research at the Historical Society and a visit to the Savings Bank of Walpole. July 24 – 28. Instructor: Jenna Carroll.

Florescent Puppets

Everyone is mystified and mesmerized by things that glow dazzling colors. In this class, students will learn to build foam puppets and how to give them a beautiful silicone skin. Using florescencent mica powders students will give the skins on their creations the ability to make them glow in ultraviolet light. By the end of the week, we shall put on a short performance using these new creations. This will be a very unique puppetry experience! July 31 - August 4. Instructor: Eric Weiss.

FULL - LEGO® Adventures (Please email to be added to the waitlist)

Have fun building with LEGO® while learning teamwork and basic engineering skills. Build and motorize simple machines and create vehicles with steering, gears, and axles. July 10 – 14. Instructor: Andy MacDonald

FULL - LEGO® Days (Please email to be added to the waitlist)

Wear your creative hat and tackle new challenging builds that will enhance students’ understanding of simple and powered machines, structures and mechanisms. Students will work on daily challenges and their hands-on learning will provide a way to build ideas and models while practicing communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. July 17 – 21. Instructor: Samantha Sintros

FULL - Passport to Art and Culture: Global Adventures! (please email to be added to the waitlist)

Come and explore diverse cultures and their art through engaging, immersive, and fun art projects. We will work and experiment in materials such as watercolor and tempera paint, air dry clay, drawing supplies, fiber arts, and sculpture. Each day, students will focus on a different country and will create artwork that respectively draws inspiration from their art and/or artists from the region. Come ready to travel the world and learn different art forms and styles in a hands-on and exciting way! July 17 – 21. Instructor: Melanie Fedorowicz

FULL - Poetry in Motion Dance Camp (Offered in Collaboration with NHDI, Grades 2-8)

The New Hampshire Dance Institute is in residency again at Keene State College-Kids on Campus this summer. The artistic imagery that poetry provides is beautifully transformed into movement as we explore and create dances to celebrate inspiring words. Join us as we dance to the poetry of Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and perhaps, the dancers’ very own poetic work. June 26 - 30. Instructor: Kristen Leach and NHDI staff

FULL - Wonderful World of Science (please email to be added to the waitlist)

Study the sciences!! Spend your time studying physical, life, and earth science through various reading and STEM activities. Students will be encouraged to ask questions, develop models and plans, carry out investigations, and analyze and interpret data along with many other real-life skills. Be ready to engage your mind in science! July 10 – 14. Instructor: Becky Fisk.


Registration for these Kids on Campus classes is now open! You may wish to have the registration directions handy if this is the first time your child is joining us.


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