Kids on Campus
Grades 3 – 5
An American Girl Adventure
Come on a journey with American Girl dolls Felicity (1774), Josefina (1824), Kirsten (1854), Kit (1934), and Julie (1974) and explore life in their time periods. Each day we’ll visit a doll’s world through history, crafts, and games. There will also be time to share the fun worlds you create with your own dolls (extra dolls will be available for students to borrow). Instructor: Mandi Slate. Mornings, July 23 – 27.
Join us as we travel back in time to Ancient Egypt, the land of pyramids, pharaohs, and mystery. We’ll explore Egypt through STEM activities, study hieroglyphics, read stories, play games, make Egyptian jewelry, and venture into creative role playing. Instructor: Melissa Crotto-Young. Mornings, July 16 – 20.
Bears, Bears, and More Bears!
Black bears, brown bears, grizzly bears, sun bears, panda bears, and more bears! Take a trip into the life of wonderful bears around the globe. Through videos, songs, crafts, and games, we’ll learn about habitats, diets, lifestyles, and bear defenses. We couldn’t “bear” to be without you! Instructor: Kristin Roach. Afternoons, July 9 – 13.
This is an exciting introduction to electronics! We’ll learn how electricity works and conduct experiments to see which materials conduct electricity better than others. We’ll also learn about circuits and conductors, and investigate questions like: Do devices drain power when plugged in but switched off? Can we generate electricity from an everyday activity? The answers are powerful! Instructor: EJ Albin. Afternoons, July 9 – 13.
Engineering & Design Level 1 (Grades 4 – 8)
Join us to build contraptions that protect eggs from falling to the ground, catapults that launch candy pumpkins, and construct a building from toothpicks that can withstand weight and shaking. Instructor: Delta Pymm. Mornings, July 16 – 20.
Grab your passport, we’re going to Europe! We’ll learn about European countries, famous sites, special traditions, and prepare European snacks. For four days, we’ll use a watercolor crayon resist technique to capture our lessons in paintings. On the last day, we’ll assemble our books, creating our own European masterpiece. Instructor: Tina Thayer. Afternoons, July 23 – 27.
Free to Be Me Yoga
Test the strength of your body and mind through yoga. Begin with challenging partner poses and work up to beginner Acro yoga poses. We’ll work on technique and alignment through games and learn how yoga connects to our daily lives. Breathing exercises will help us concentrate, relax, and connect with our inner selves and see how we are all more alike than different. Connecting with our environment, we will create a community project (think bird house or feeder) to give back to the space we’ll share. Instructor: Jessica Melba. Afternoons, July 30 – August 3.
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! (Grades 4 – 8, Full days)
Please note: Before and after care are not available for this camp. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are critical to our world. These disciplines analyze, innovate, invent, and problem solve. But when you add the Arts, S.T.E.M. becomes S.T.E.A.M. The left brain connects with the right brain. Logic and intellect unite with creativity and culture. Then BAM! Ideas explode. Join NHDI for a week-long electrifying dance theatre experience. We’ll learn how the Arts propel us forward, powering us to infinite possibilities. At the end of the week, we’ll perform an original S.T.E.A.M. dance production for family and friends! Instructor: Kristen Leach. Full days, June 25 – 29.
FULL - Introduction to 3D Printing - Explore the Genius Inventor Within!
Use your imagination and our MakerBot 3D printer to create a unique 3D object. Each camper will learn how to use the MakerBot software and print designs in a variety of shapes and sizes. Utilizing core STEM elements to develop individually appealing art, each student will create at least one unique design. Due to the space constraints, this course is limited to eight students. Instructor: Shari Osborn. Mornings, July 30 – August 3.
Introduction to 3D Printing - Explore the Genius Inventor Within!
Use your imagination and our MakerBot 3D printer to create a unique 3D object. Each camper will learn how to use the MakerBot software and print designs in a variety of shapes and sizes. Utilizing core STEM elements to develop individually appealing art, each student will create at least one unique design. Due to the space constraints, this course is limited to eight students. Instructor: Shari Osborn. Afternoons, July 30 – August 3.
It’s a Snap! Digital Photography
It’s clear everyone loves to snap pictures! We’ll focus on how a camera works, spotting interesting subjects, and the steps to compose and expose quality photos. Bring a digital camera or a device with one built in. Experienced participants will develop and practice advanced techniques. By the end you’ll be ready to exhibit your photo gallery! Instructor: JJ Prior. Afternoons, July 23 – 27.
Junior Code Camp
LEGO® Adventures – Team A (Grades 2-4)
Have fun building with LEGO® while learning teamwork and basic engineering skills, including reading diagrams, designing, testing, and measuring results. Build and motorize simple machines and create vehicles with steering, gears, and axles. Instructor: Sam Sintros. Afternoons, July 16 – 20.
LEGO® Adventures – Team B (Grades 2-4)
Like LEGO® Adventures Team A, we’ll have fun building with LEGO® while learning basic engineering skills, but our projects will be different. This is an ideal class for children who took LEGO® last year or would like to take more than one LEGO® class this summer. Instructor: Justin Parrott. Afternoons, July 23 – 27 and July 30 – August 3.
Do you love creating with LEGO® and wish you’d taken a picture of your project to share? Come spend four days building, photographing, and writing about your LEGO® creations. On the last day, compile your words and images in a unique photo book to share with others. Instructor: Tina Thayer. Mornings, July 23 – 27.
Did you hear something go bump in the night? It was probably our nighttime animal friends waking up to explore the world. Through songs, games, crafts, videos, and books, we’ll learn about raccoons, possums, bats, owls, and what they do while we’re asleep. Instructor: Kristin Roach. Mornings, July 9 – 13.
Owls have superpowers that would put a superhero to shame: superior night vision, keen eyesight, near silent flight, and amazing hearing. Learn about owls and the five senses in this fun-filled, hands-on class. Play owl games and learn about the habitats of these amazing birds. Instructor: Samantha Sintros. Afternoons, July 30 – August 3.
It’s shark week, but relax, we won’t be in the water! Through games, stories, crafts, and research, we’ll safely dive into what makes this mysterious animal so terrifying to some. We’ll also explore how we can protect sharks and how to educate others about this often misunderstood animal. Instructor: Melissa Crotto-Young. Mornings, July 9 – 13.
The Puppet Show
Have you ever wanted to put on a show with puppets you’ve made? We’ll create a complete puppet show, turning a story into a performance with puppets and a set, then perform for a family audience on the final day. Students will learn about the use of light, darkness, and color to create a character, and how to develop a character through the design, materials, and puppet manipulation. Instructor: Eric Weiss. Mornings, July 30 – August 3.